IRVING, Texas – Jordan Spieth, the 17-year-old amateur from Dallas, has suffered a big blow as he seeks to make history on Sunday.
Spieth just double bogeyed the par-4 eighth when he found the greenside bunker with his approach shot, then three-putted from inside five feet. That drops Spieth to 1 over for the tournament.
It’s the fourth double that Spieth has posted this week, and his third in the last 23 holes this weekend.
Until the double, Spieth had been even par on his round, and was 1 under for the tournament, just three strokes off the lead. But with only a few scoreable holes left before he reaches the tough final five holes, Spieth is running out of time.
If Spieth were to win, he would be the youngest winner in at least 111 years.
The top of the leaderboard has changed. Ryan Palmer has suffered another bogey and is now at 3 under. That leaves Joe Ogilvie and Ryuji Imada as the tournament leaders at 4 under as the final groups approach the turn.
Sergio Garcia, who is playing with Palmer in the final group, is 5 over on his round and is 1 over for the week.