While Tiger Woods was throwing up, Jordan Spieth was throwing down the gauntlet to the rest of the world as the best golfer to start the 2014-2015 season on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Spieth fired a 9-under 63, capped by a 50-foot birdie putt, to drop to 20-under through 54 holes at the Hero World Challenge in Windhaven, Florida.
Woods, the event’s host, shot his best round of the weekend, a 69, but remains both sick and in last place.
Spieth heads into Sunday’s final round seven shots ahead of both Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson, who are tied at 13-under.
Spieth is looking for his second win in a week after taking the crown at the Australian Open six days ago. He had nine birdies on Saturday.
Bradley fired a 65 on Saturday, and is one of just five players at least 10 strokes under par. Patrick Reed is fourth at 11-under, with Justin Rose fifth at 10-under.