Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spieth YouTubes himself, shoots course record-63

MEXICO CITY – Uncomfortable with his swing, Jordan Spieth took to the Internet on Friday in search of answers. To be precise, he searched his own name on YouTube for video of his swing when he felt he was playing well.

“I couldn’t tell you any time I’ve ever searched myself on YouTube, but I clicked on it,” said Spieth, who pulled up footage from the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

“That was decent ball striking. This year it’s been the same, too, but I kind of wanted to fall back on there for a commitment level, just seeing getting through the ball, not kind of holding on at the ball.”

Score one for the Internet.

Following one of the most erratic days of his career on the golf course, which included a pair of “7s,” an eagle and four birdies that added up to a 1-over 72 on Friday, Spieth was virtually perfect on Saturday at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

He hit 8 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens in regulation on his way to a course-record 63 that moved him back into contention.

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Spieth, who began his round on the 10th hole, chipped in for eagle at the first, his third chip in in two days, and added two more birdies to close his round at Nos. 6 and 7 to move to 7 under par.

“I didn’t hit any foul balls. I hit a couple foul balls the first two days and a couple out of bounds balls, a couple unplayables,” said Spieth, who was five shots off the lead when he completed his round. “I hit it a little straighter today and then really just stayed aggressive.”

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