Jordan Spieth takes control of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club in New York.
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Jordan fired a moving day -6 under par 64, to put three shots between himself and The Northern Trust field at -12 under par, with a hot putter;
“I’ve been striking the ball really well this week.”
“The first day I probably hit it the best of any of them but just didn’t make anything, then the putter started to heat up during the second half of Friday’s round and I kind of just created my own confidence off of a couple putts.”
“That has led into the last 27 holes or so being some of the best golf that I played.”
“If I can shoot a couple under on the front nine, I think it will be a difficult nine for somebody to go four or five under on, no matter how hot they are.”
“Then you get to a bunch of wedge holes, and you can start really controlling your score from there.”
World #1 Dustin Johnson is in second place at -9 under par, a third round -3 under 69 just about keeping him in touch with the leader;
“Let’s be honest here; I’d rather have a three-shot lead.”
“But it’s not that bad coming from three shots back, either, because that can change in one hole, really.”
“But obviously, Jordan is playing really well, so he’s going to be tough to beat tomorrow.”
“If I can drive it well again tomorrow and maybe hole a couple putts, maybe some of his putting will rub off on me and I’ll start holing them.”
Paul Casey, England, –4 under 66 today, Patrick Reed, -4 under 66 and Matt Kuchar, -2 under 68, both from the USA, and Jon Rahm, Spain with a third round -3 under 67, all share third place at -7 under par.