There were whispers that Jordan Spieth was playing himself out of Tour Player of the Year honors.
Then Saturday happened.
The reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion gutted out a 2-under 68 to take the 54-hole lead at the Tour Championship. As a result, he now has the inside track on winning the FedEx Cup and $10 million.
The conditions were less than ideal at East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta, but Spieth navigated through the rain to take the lead at 8 under with a birdie on the par-3 18th hole.
Now that’s more like the Spieth fans went crazy for in the spring and summer.
He now has a one-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson and is four shots clear of Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey. Jason Day, who was making a late push for Tour Player of the Year, is eight shots back at even.
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Thumbnail photo via Jordan Spieth reacts after sinking a putt to put him in the lead during the third round of the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club.