Spieth Vaults Back Into Lead at Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth fired a 4-under 66 on Saturday at TPC River Highlands, and will take a one shot lead into Sunday’s final round at the Travelers Championship.

 
Spieth, who has led since round one, finally relinquished the top spot after back-to-back bogeys on 13 and 14, which dropped him to 9-under.

The 23-year-old Texan got those two strokes back, plus one, with birdies on three of the final four holes, highlighted by a 20-foot birdie putt on 18 that had the New England golf gallery sounding more like Gillette Stadium.

With a win on Sunday, Spieth would join Tiger Woods as the only golfers (since 1983) with 10 PGA Tour wins before the age of 24.

Boo Weekley (-11) shot 5-under 65, highlighted by five birdies over the final eight holes, and will join Spieth in the final group.

Recent St Jude Classic winner Daniel Berger is alone in third at 9-under, following a 4-under 66.

Rounding out of the top 5 are Paul Casey, David Lingmerth, and Cheng Tsung, who are tied (T4) at 8-under.


Factoids

  • The sole leader through 54 holes, Spieth is attempting to become the third wire-to-wire winner of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season (Mackenzie Hughes at The RSM Classic and Justin Thomas at the Sony Open in Hawaii).
  • Out of nine wins, Spieth has only won one tournament in wire-to-wire fashion—the 2015 Masters.
  • A win by Spieth (or Daniel Berger, who is alone in third), would give high school class of 2011 a total six wins (of 32) on the PGA Tour season: Justin Thomas (3), Jordan Spieth (1) and Daniel Berger (1).

Shot of Day

Spieth makes chip shot but misses the celebratory slap with Greller.


Top 10

1 Jordan Spieth -12
2 Boo Weekley -11
3 Daniel Berger -9
T4 C.T. Pan -8
T4 David Lingmerth -8
T4 Paul Casey -8
T7 David Hearn -7
T7 Keegan Bradley -7
T7 Danny Lee -7
T10 Jason Kokrak -6
T10 Webb Simpson -6
T10 Charley Hoffman -6
T10 Chez Reavie -6
T10 Patrick Rodgers -6


Video Highlights


Quotable

“I’m going to go out there and play solid golf. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s cliché, but a couple a side on a round like today, I thought at the beginning of the week if you shot 4-under each day, you’d be right there. So I think that’s the goal.”
Jordan Spieth


Leaderboard

Travelers Championship | Round 3 | June 24, 2017 | TPC River Highlands

POSPLAYERTO PAR
1Jordan Spieth-12
2Boo Weekley-11
3Daniel Berger-9
T4C.T. Pan-8
T4David Lingmerth-8
T4Paul Casey-8
T7David Hearn-7
T7Keegan Bradley-7
T7Danny Lee-7
T10Jason Kokrak-6
T10Webb Simpson-6
T10Charley Hoffman-6
T10Chez Reavie-6
T10Patrick Rodgers-6
T15Marc Leishman-5
T15Bryson DeChambeau-5
T15Brian Harman-5
T15Ryan Brehm-5
T15Brendan Steele-5
T15Patrick Reed-5
T21Rick Lamb-4
T21Morgan Hoffmann-4
T21Xander Schauffele-4
T21Padraig Harrington-4
T21Bryce Molder-4
T21Chase Seiffert-4
T21Troy Merritt-4
T28Matt Every-3
T28Russell Knox-3
T28Tony Finau-3
T28Brett Stegmaier-3
T28Will MacKenzie-3
T28Hunter Mahan-3
T28Johnson Wagner-3
T28Anirban Lahiri-3
T28Smylie Kaufman-3
T28Jim Furyk-3
T28Grayson Murray-3
T28Graham DeLaet-3
T28Beau Hossler-3
T28Daniel Summerhays-3
T42Bud Cauley-2
T42Mackenzie Hughes-2
T42Mark Hubbard-2
T42Kevin Streelman-2
T42Fabian Gomez-2
T42Byeong Hun An-2
T42Ryan Palmer-2
T42Adam Hadwin-2
T42Patton Kizzire-2
T42Ricky Barnes-2
T52William McGirt-1
T52Brad Fritsch-1
T52Tom Hoge-1
T52Vaughn Taylor-1
T52Brandt Snedeker-1
T52Kevin Na-1
T52Michael Kim-1
T52Wesley Bryan-1
T60Nick WatneyE
T60Tim WilkinsonE
T60Retief GoosenE
T60Emiliano GrilloE
T60J.J. HenryE
T60Rod PamplingE
T60Rory McIlroyE
T67Jonas Blixt1
T67Geoff Ogilvy1
T67Hudson Swafford1
T67Kyle Stanley1
T67Greg Chalmers1
T67Kevin Tway1
T67Joel Dahmen1
T67Robert Streb1
-Sebastian Munoz2
-Julian Etulain2
-Peter Malnati2
-Cameron Percy2
-Jamie Lovemark2
-Sung-hoon Kang2
-Spencer Levin3
-K.J. Choi3
-Steve Wheatcroft4
-Alex Cejka5
-Scott Piercy11
-Trey MullinaxCUT
-Luke DonaldCUT
-Andres GonzalesCUT
-Robert GarrigusCUT
-Kelly KraftCUT
-Mark AndersonCUT
-Gonzalo Fdez-CastanoCUT
-Vijay SinghCUT
-Jason DayCUT
-John PetersonCUT
-Tyrone van AswegenCUT
-Martin LairdCUT
-Tag RidingsCUT
-Harris EnglishCUT
-Billy Hurley IIICUT
-Jim HermanCUT
-Harold Varner, IIICUT
-Brandon HagyCUT
-Bubba WatsonCUT
-Seung-yul NohCUT
-Chad CollinsCUT
-Lucas GloverCUT
-Kyle ReifersCUT
-John HuhCUT
-Miguel Angel CarballoCUT
-Cody GribbleCUT
-Whee KimCUT
-Zack SucherCUT
-Brett ColettaCUT
-Seamus PowerCUT
-Chad CampbellCUT
-Scott StallingsCUT
-Ken DukeCUT
-Troy KellyCUT
-JT PostonCUT
-Zach JohnsonCUT
-Brian CampbellCUT
-Jhonattan VegasCUT
-Brian GayCUT
-Justin ThomasCUT
-Derek FathauerCUT
-Martin FloresCUT
-Bobby WyattCUT
-Rory SabbatiniCUT
-Ryan ArmourCUT
-Nick TaylorCUT
-Dominic BozzelliCUT
-Zach ZabackCUT
-Ben CraneCUT
-Jonathan RandolphCUT
-Shawn StefaniCUT
-Michael ThompsonCUT
-Steven AlkerCUT
-Nicholas LindheimCUT
-Ryan BlaumCUT
-Neil JohnsonCUT
-Richy WerenskiCUT
-Brian StuardCUT
-Ryan RuffelsCUT
-Zac BlairCUT
-Andrew LoupeCUT
-Jason BohnCUT
-Mark WilsonCUT
-Carl PetterssonCUT
-Wyndham ClarkCUT
-Bobby GatesCUT
-Billy DownesCUT
-Brett DrewittCUT
-Stuart ApplebyWD
-Bob EstesWD
-Charlie BeljanWD

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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