Jordan Spieth carded a second-round 67 at Trinity Forest Golf Club to move into the Top-5 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Starting his round on the 10th tee, the 25-year old Texan offset a double bogey with a pair of birdies to turn at even-par 35. On his home nine, Spieth picked up the pace, offsetting a lone bogey (No. 4) with five more birdies, highlighted by three late gains on Nos. 5, 6, and 8 to reach 7-under par.
The 7-under par score is certainly a good sign for the struggling star, but amidst his current slump, the trend for Spieth has been a good start, followed by a weekend fade.
For example, Spieth’s scoring average for the opening two rounds this season is 69.08, nearly four strokes better than his weekend average of 72.81. In fact, on Sunday, he’s only produced a single sub-70 score this season – a final-day 69 in Mexico en route to a T54.
Spieth’s 2019 Scoring Trend
RBC Heritage: 71-66 (-5), 74-75 (+7)
Valero Texas: 68-68 (-8), 73-72 (+1)
Genesis Open: 64-70 (-8), 70-81 (+9)
Pebble Beach: 66-68 (-9), 74-75 (+5)
Farmers Open: 65-72 (-7), 72-72 (E)
The Shriners: 66-68 (-7), 71-72 (+1)
In the above six starts, Spieth was 41-under in the first two rounds, and 23-over in the final two sets – a mind-boggling 64 stroke difference.
Spieth’s 2019 Scoring: Round By Round
Round 1: 69.831
Round 2: 68.332
Round 3: 72.250
Round 4: 73.375