Spieth and Schauffele share lead at Phoenix

American Jordan Spieth posted a spectacular 61-stroke return at the Phoenix Open to match compatriot Xander Schauffele.


Former American world number one Jordan Spieth, seeking a first victory in more than three years on the circuit, fired a spectacular 61-shot (-10) card at TPC Scottsdale this Saturday to share the leadership of the Phoenix Open of golf. of the PGA with his compatriot Xander Schauffele. Spieth finished the day with 10 birdies, tying the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour of the United States for a total of 195 (-18) hits after three rounds.

The leader of the previous day, Schauffele, finished with a card with 65 impacts (-6). A victory would mark an excellent comeback for Spieth, who won the 2015 Masters and US Open before his 22nd birthday, but hasn't landed in the winner's circle since capturing his third major British Open title in 2017 at the Royal. Birkdale. "I have no expectations about tomorrow's results, I really don't," said Spieth, who fell to 92nd in the world amid his struggle to rebuild his game and regain his confidence. Spieth finished in the top 25 in just four of his 17 tournaments on the PGA Tour in 2020.

The Spanish Jon Rahm, second in the world rankings, and the Mexican Carlos Ortiz remain tied with five other players for 16th place, with a total of 203 strokes, ten under par. Meanwhile, Colombians Camilo Villegas and Sebastián Muñoz had not passed the cutoff on the second day.

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