Spieth on eagle roll
REIGNING Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth has eagled twice in shooting a jawdropping 10- under- par 61 to seize the lead in his tune- up event for this week’s British Open.
The 21- year- old American fired six birdies in his lowest career US PGA round to stand on 17under 196 after 54 holes at the John Deere Classic in Illinois, the event he won two years ago to earn his spot on tour.
“I’ve just been trying to roll with the momentum,” Spieth said. “It’s just incredible. I could never have imagined two years ago sitting here.” Spieth, seeking his fourth victory of the year, will try next week to become the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win the first three majors in a season. He was only the sixth to win the US Open and Masters in the same year.