Virtually a no-show for the first two tournaments of the lucrative FedEx Cup playoff season, world No. 3 Jordan Spieth has come alive at exactly the right time.
Spieth’s 2-under 68 on Saturday at East Bay in Atlanta allowed him to take a 1-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson through 54 holes at the TOUR Championship.
On the line? $10 million for Spieth should he win, and a chance to shimmy back up the rankings that he has dueled Jason Day and Rory McIlroy in frequently over the past month.
It appears Sunday will be a two-man race given how infrequent rounds under par have been during the tournament. Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey are each four strokes behind Spieth.
Stenson can also win the overall title outright if he emerges victorious. It would be the Swede’s second FedEx title in three years, he won both the PGA and European Tour post-season tournaments in 2013.