“Nothing I can do about it except get mad and complain, which I did,” he said. “Other than that, it was good.”
At the par-3 17th, Every’s tee shot landed on the green in a good position, but rolled off and down the hill into some rough. He saved par after hitting to 8 feet.
While Every didn’t get as much as he would have wanted out of those two tee shots that he called his best shots of the day, he still had an impressive round “drafting off of Sung all day, really.”
After his near miss at No. 15, Kang’s tee shot at the 382-yard 16th went into a bunker, but he blasted to 11 feet and made birdie. He just missed a 24-foot birdie chance at the par-3 17th, and finished with a 14-foot par to match the 61 Marc Leishman had last year in the first Nelson round played at Trinity Forest after the tournament moved from Four Seasons.
Spieth again got off to a solid start before making his turn off a double bogey – at No. 9 during his opening 68 and at the 494-yard 18th on Friday, when he had an approach shot roll back down a swale toward him. He then birdied No. 1, and had three more birdies the last five holes.
“It was nice to bounce back,” said Spieth, without a top-20 finish this season and without a win since the 2017 British Open. “That’s nice as you go into a weekend. Good momentum.”
Romo, the only amateur in the Nelson, played on a sponsor exemption. He plans to compete in a U.S. Open local qualifying tournament next week.
Jordan Spieth waves to fans after he sank a putt on the eighth green during the second round of the Byron Nelson Trinity Forest on Friday during his hometown tournament in Dallas.