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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz – One day after Jordan Spieth said he had to be patient with the results, he finished his career best on Saturday with a 10-under-61 and competed with Xander Schauffele at the Waste Management Phoenix Open secure a lead in the third round

Since the 2017 Open Championship without a win, Spieth has been trying to regain the form that led him to 11 PGA TOUR victories in his first five seasons on TOUR – three of them majors

The 27-year-old Texan turned up the volume at TPC Scottsdale significantly, pulling the biggest roar of the week from the limited crowd on the par-3-16 course as he got in a 36-foot boat for birdie and the direct guidance curled up

He followed with a fan-thrilling 30-foot birdie on Jan.after doing well on the short par 4

Instead of the usual amount on Saturday, the 200000, the number of visitors is 5000 fans per day limited, most for a TOUR event during the COVID-19 pandemic

After making four birdies on the top nine to take part of the lead, he had an unexpected birdie on the par-4-10 when he jumped in from 68 feet after turning left and had hit its approach long and to the left

Spieth met on 11 Par in one foot from 170 meters for birdie and then only missed the eagle of the two back nine par 5 on 13 failed to drop a 5 1/2 foot eagle putt after hitting a second shot from the desert hardpan from 208 yards on May 15 he left a 24-foot eagle putt 6 inches short

Spieth had the best 10 birdies of his career and achieved his TOUR best of 61

in the third round of his victory at the John Deere Classic 2015

Schauffele, who finished second at Torrey Pines last week, shot a 65 to hit Spieth at 18 under 196. He made a 7-foot birdie putt on 17 to tie Spieth, then missed one 11-foot putt to 18

Justin Thomas, third in the event for the last two years, had a 64 to get under Louis Oosthuizen, 63 at 14

Thomas wasted five strokes on two holes late Thursday and early Friday, doing a triple bogey on the first round at 17 and opening the second round with a double on 10

Steve Stricker, the 53 year old US. Trying to become the oldest winner in PGA TOUR history, the Ryder Cup captain had a 69 with Brooks Koepka, 66, and James Hahn, 66, to finish seventh at 13 Stricker started the day with a punch behind Schauffele after opening rounds 65 and 66

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Source: https://www.pgatour.com/daily-wrapup/2021/02/06/jordan-spieth-shoots-61–shares-lead-with-xander-schauffele-at-waste-management-phoenix-open.html