On Thursday, Jordan Spieth opened with a 9-under par 63 at TPC Craig Ranch to secure a share of the day-one lead at the Byron Nelson.
The Dallas Texas native got to that marquee position by producing a bogey-free round, highlighted by a final-hole eagle.
The eagle on the last was by the way of a 55-foot putt on a green that was playing slow, and that required a run up to a second tier that broke three times – first a big left to right looper to get up the ridge, then with about six feet to go it started to track left, then a quick change of direction to the right again at the end. (Watch on the third slide.)
“The roar was pretty electric,”said Spieth of the crowd’s reaction. “I mean, it’s just fun. It’s just awesome feeling the support and then being able — all three of us, we had two eagles and a birdie on the last in our group where they felt that kind of support the whole day.
“We’re not necessarily doing it for the roars, but it’s a cool bonus at the end when it caps off a round like that.”
Watch Jordan Spieth’s Insane 55-Foot Eagle That Broke 3 Times
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