After dropping two shots on Nos. 15 and 16, Jordan Spieth got them back with a single putt on No. 18 at TPC Craig Ranch.
And as he’d done in round one, the Texan sent the home crowd into an absolute frenzy when he went flag hunting with a 4-iron on the par-5 final hole, then rocked the house when he drained the eagle putt from off the green.
“You know, once we got through 14 I was like, Man, I’m feeling a great rhythm,” said Spieth when asked about his play on No. 18 (two eagles). “Then I just lost a little focus on 15, which is a pretty easy shot today. I don’t think it’s going to yield many bogeys today.
“And then 16 I wanted to get the one on 15 back and ripped it by and three-putted and just thought, ‘Man, I’m just making some mental errors right now that I don’t normally make.’
“I made the one on 17. I had a six, seven-footer for par that I told Michael ‘I might have broken my putter if I missed that one.’
“Then when we made it on 18 he said, ‘Good thing you didn’t break that putter.’ So, yeah, I mean, it didn’t feel like a roller coaster. It felt like I leaked oil and then just kind of capped it off again, found boost of energy.”
Spieth was T3 on 17-under par, just three back of 54-hole leader Sam Burns.
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