It’s super Jordan Spieth again in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, the Plantation Course in Maui, Hawaii.
Jordan carded a third round -8 under par 65 to increase his lead at the top of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions leaderboard to five shots over his nearest rival, with a three round total of -24 under par. It could have been more, his second shot to the par five 18th hit the pin, nearly dropping in for a rare Albatross, he settled for the Eagle.
As good as Jordan’s round was, it was not the best of the day, Brooks Koepka fired a bogey free -10 under par 63, which moved him into second place at -19 under par, those five shots back.
In interview after his round Jordan reflected on what he needs to do tomorrow, and the round of Brooks;
“Got to keep making birdies tomorrow, keep my game up.”
“Brooks shot ten under today, that’s insane.”
Patrick Reed has third place to himself, a third round -6 under par 67 for a -18 under par total not good enough to keep pace with the leaders. He is still bogey free on the week, but knows he needs birdies as the leaders will not let up, and he will just have to go out there and get them;
“Jordan is definitely not letting up and we’re going to have to go out and get it.”
The Kona wind got up a little today, but you would not have known it by the scores, apart from Jordan and Brooks efforts, Brandt Snedeker had a -8 under par 65, moving up the leaderboard sharing fourth spot with Fabian Gomez.
Jimmy Walker carded -9 under par 64, and just missed a birdie putt on the last, his total of -14 under par puts him at T6, joining Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner and Steven Bowditch, on that score.
Another round in the low 60’s tomorrow will seal the victory for Jordan, 66, 64 and 65 so far, even another ten under round would not catch him.