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September 20 2013

6:30 PM

Familiar greens spur Spieth

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Spieth is alone in third after a 3-under 67 Friday at East Lake.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

ATLANTA -- This might be Jordan Spieth's first trip to East Lake, but the putting greens have a familiar feel to the 20-year-old.

That's because they are the same Champions Bermuda that he grew up playing at his home club in Dallas.

"Where it really helps me is I'm very committed to the line," Spieth said. "I'm not ever second-guessing what the putt's going to do."

Spieth needed just 27 putts in the second round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, where he's alone in third and five shots off the lead after a 3-under 67 on Friday.

Not that Spieth has been home much. He hasn't been there in about four months by his estimation after a busier-than-expected summer after he earned his PGA TOUR card.

"More than twice the amount I've ever played in a year," Spieth said about his schedule. "I think I'm just so still stoked about being at this tournament, what it means, and then the Presidents Cup is in two weeks, and that obviously keeps you going. Maybe after that I'll be a little tired, but right now I'm good."

Spieth's chances of winning the FedExCup aren't so go good -- especially with Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson ahead of him on the leaderboard.

If either of them wins this week, they would also win the FedExCup.

Not that Spieth is too worried. It has already been a dream season for the Texan.

"I don't expect to win the FedExCup at this point," he said. "But I can make a run at the TOUR Championship."

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