Jordan Spieth leads the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run shooting 61 in the third round.
Jordan carded two Eagles, but the one at the par five 17th came via a 106 yard pitch shot, after he had missed the fairway and was forced to lay up. He followed that with a birdie at the 18th, to give him a third round score of -10 under par 61, to take the outright 54 hole lead in the John Deere Classic, with a -17 under par total.
He spoke about the one handed wedge shot, and his slow start to the competiton;
“It was certainly maybe a couple of grooves low, I just seem to get some lucky breaks here at the John Deere Classic.”
“I think it was just on-course repetitions.”
“My first round was the pro-am, and that went rough.”
“And then Thursday was a little rough, and then for whatever reason just started to really pick it back up.”
Last weeks Greenbrier Classic winner Danny Lee continues his good form, sitting nicely on his own in second place at -15 under par following his equally impressive third round of -9 under par 62.
Danny, from New Zealand, could only admire the great play of Jordan;
“Jordan just played magnificent today.”
“I watched his third-shot eagle on 17, it was ridiculous, I think it’s going to be a fun day for us tomorrow.”
Third place is shared by Shawn Stefani, Johnson Wagner and Justin Thomas at -14 under par.
Shawn with a -7 under par 64 third round, Johnson with his -3 under and Justin carded -2 under 69.
On a sad note Chris Kirk has been forced to withdraw from the field at next week’s 144th The Open, allowing compatriot Kevin Streelman to take his place in the field at St Andrews. It is reported that Chris has broken his hand, we wish him a speedy recovery.