Spi­eth needs some ‘crazy stuff’ to rekin­dle slam hopes

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days,” he said. “I’m sure go­ing to give it a try.”

He was frus­trated with him­self for play­ing away from dan­ger over the fi­nal stretch of holes where wa­ter comes into play.

“I’m a lit­tle up­set at the bail­ing out I did on a cou­ple of shots. Just no rea­son to bail out on those at this point in the po­si­tion I was in.”

Asked if he had a score in mind over the week­end, he said “54 would be nice” be­fore adding more se­ri­ously that he would just go as low as he could.

Rory McIl­roy is also all but out of con­tention, 10 strokes be­hind af­ter be­ing on the harder side of the draw, late on Thurs­day and early Fri­day, be­fore the rain.

“I feel like I’m still right there in the tour­na­ment,” he said, speak­ing be­fore Hideki Mat­suyama had carded 64 to join Kevin Kis­ner in the lead at eight-un­der.

McIl­roy is a two-time win­ner at Quail Hol­low. Reuters

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