In the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, Jordan Spieth carded a second-consecutive round of 67 to reach 11-under par. The 4-under par might not seem earth shattering for a three-time major winner, but it marked the first time this season that Spieth has posted three sub-70 rounds (68-67-67) in a tournament.
The 25-year old Dallas native offset a lone bogey (on the par-4 15th hole) with five birdies, including a bounce-back birdie-2 on the par-3 17th hole to secure a spot in the top-12.
On the season, Spieth is one of only three players on the PGA Tour who’s averaged under 50% with his tee-shot accuracy, but through 54 holes this week, he’s hit 33 of 42 (78.6%) fairways and 43 of 54 (79.6%) greens.
Spieth: By the Numbers
Fairways: 33/42, 78.6%
Greens: 43/54, 79.6%
Scoring: 19 Birdies, 31 Pars, 4 Bogeys, 2 Doubles