Jordan Spieth plays a shot during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
By Christopher Powers
Narratives can change very quickly on the PGA Tour, even in a span of less than 24 hours. On Friday evening, Jordan Spieth was most definitely back, having taken sole possession of the 36-hole lead at Pebble Beach. Then, after a brutal start to his back nine on Saturday, he was two shots off the lead, and most definitely no longer back.
Then came the par-4 16th hole, where Spieth found the left side of the fairway with his tee shot, leaving him with 160 yards to a tucked left pin on one of the smallest greens on the course. The four-time major champ pulled 8-iron and hit a perfect draw. About 10 seconds later, he was BACK again:
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What. A. Golf. Shot. This was his second eagle hole-out of the week, the first coming on Thursday at the par-4 10th. He’s not truly all the way back until he closes a tournament out, but these hero shots sure make it feel like he’s back.
Incredibly, Spieth holds the 54-hole lead by two shots, helped by Daniel Berger making double-bogey 7 at the 18th when his pushed his tee shot no more than a foot to the right of the cart path and out of bounds.