He didn’t do what he wanted at the US Open, so Jordan Spieth is taking it out on the course at the Travelers Championship.
Spieth followed up his Thursday 63 with a 1-under 69 on Friday to reach 8-under, taking a 1-stroke lead over Troy Merritt and Patrick Reed.
“We’ve been kind of far behind in a lot of the events in making comeback runs,” said Spieth. “But being able to be toward the front of the pack on a Saturday afternoon is a beautiful position to be in and one that we’ll certainly embrace. I’m going to try to have a lot of fun this weekend.”
Reed fired a 66 and Merritt a 68 to close the gap on Spieth as windy conditions prevailed throughout the day. Spieth was 2-under through 12 before running into trouble and double-bogeying No. 13. He managed to get back under par with a birdie on No. 15.
Merritt was at even par through 16 then birdied 17 and 18. Reed was 3-under on the front nine.