Spieth: That’s pretty cool
That was Jordan Spieth’s reaction to his sizzling ten under 61 in the third round of the John Deere Classic on Saturday.
The entertaining round saw the American comeback from eight shots off the pace to snatch a two stroke lead going into the final day at TPC Deere Run in Illinois.
The 21-year-old’s scorecard was flawless at the end of the round, boasting two eagles and six birdies, his lowest round as professional.
“With some good breaks and really good putting, a round like this comes together,” said the two-time Major winner on ESPN.
The icing on the cake for Spieth was undoubtedly the par five 17th, where he found himself in the trees off the tee. He escaped danger and set himself up for a wedge into the green. He flew the ball about 12 foot past but the backspin saw it roll right into the cup for an eagle.
“I certainly didn’t think it had a chance to go in…I thought it was going past the hole,” he revealed.
For the cherry on top of the icing, Spieth rolled in birdie on the final hole.
“I had a fist pump on the last shot because walking up after the second shot I said to (caddie) Mike (Greller), ‘I just saw the board and I think this is for my lowest round that I’ve shot on the PGA Tour,'” Spieth said.
“I said that’s pretty cool, and he said it doesn’t matter where you’re at. Just keep on trekking. And I said, ‘Yeah, but I appreciate this and I really want to make this thing.'”
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