Playing in one of the marquee morning groups, hometown favorite Jordan Spieth opened with a 65 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, and was just one off the pace of clubhouse leader Tony Finau (64).
The 25-year old Texan started his first round on the back-nine at Colonial, and quickly made his presence felt with four birdies in a five-hole stretch, but a double-bogey on the first set’s final hole saw him turn in 2-under par. Going home, Spieth offset a single bogey with four more birdies, including a final-hole gain to reach 5-under par.
As he’s been throughout this prolonged slump, Spieth was once again shaky off the tee – hitting just seven of 14 fairways – but he made up for it with several highlight-reel shots, including a vintage performance with the flat stick.
“All in all, I’ve been feeling really good the with flat stick,” said Spieth.
“I saved couple pars early and that was really big for my round because I was a little kind of off the first four holes.
“To play those 1-under when it felt look I should be a couple over allowed me to settle in and get some momentum.”
Spieth’s First-Round Stats
Driving: 295.2 yards
Fairways: 7/14, 50.0%
Greens: 11/18, 61.1%
Scoring: 8 Birdies, 1 Bogey, 1 Double (-5)
Spieth’s Best Shots
A look a the (nine) best shots from Jordan Spieth on day one of the 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
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