Jordan Spieth Leads Charles Schwab Challenge After 54 Holes

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth speaks to caddie Michael Greller after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC on May 29, 2021 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth carded a second-straight round of 66 and will enter the Sunday’s finale of the Charles Schwab Challenge with a one-shot lead over Jason Kokrak.

Starting the day with a one-shot lead, Spieth was a bit shaky out of the gate, producing three birdies against two bogeys to turn in 34. The 27-year old star, though, picked up the pace on his homeward nine, carding birdies on Nos. 13, 15, and 18 to reach 15-under par.

“It was a good roar,” said Spieth, about the crowd cheers following his birdie on No. 18.

“We’ve had normally longer putts are bigger roars. That was a nice one. I want to say the one on 1 of the first round of the Byron Nelson was definitely the loudest.

“They are all comparable. It’s just nice to have them back. The roars are kind of what makes these tournaments. That’s what gives us that fun energy to feed off of, and we — again, like I mentioned earlier, comparing this to last year, what a cool setting this course provides versus, you know — I was in a similar position last year, and it’s just not the same.”

Kokrak also finished the day with a 66 which included six birdies against two bogeys en route to a three-day score of 14-under par.

One shot further back was 2001 champion Sergio Garcia (68) who was solo third-place on 10-under par, two clear of Englishman Ian Poulter (64) and Columbian Sebastian Munoz (70).

2021 AT&T Byron Nelson

Top-5 Leaders: Round 3
Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 3)
1. Jordan Spieth -15 (-4)
2. Jason Kokrak -14 (-4)
3. Sergio Garcia -10 (-2)
4. Ian Poulter -8 (-6)
4. Sebastian Munoz -8 (-5)

Material from the PGA Tour Media was used to compile this report.


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