Paramus, New Jersey …
Triple Major winning Jordan Spieth was naturally in very upbeat mood after matching his lowest round all year in posting a welcome return-to-form seven-under par 64 on day three of the Northern Trust.
The effort, and despite the frustration of a bogey at the first hole, matched a final round 64 Spieth had shot at this year’s Masters.
Spieth had just 25 putts and revealing he found something on the practice putting green ahead of his round.
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“I really found kind of the setup that I used to putt with as I’ve been searching for it for a long time and I found close to, you know, 100 percent of it,” he said.
“It felt really good over the ball with the putter, and that’s why I started to run those mid-rangers in, because that line and speed was a lot easier to match up because my eyes were seeing where the putter blade was pointing.
“Just the stuff that I had been searching for, I had been making a lot of progress over the last month with the putter and today was a round where finally, the results came through. I haven’t needed the results to know that I was getting bet we are it. But it is nice to see it in a round like today.”
Then after a par of six, Spieth was observed penning something into a notebook.
“I wrote down how I had set-up for the par on six so I wouldn’t forget,” he said.
“I’ll take a picture and put it in the notes. Just that trigger that gets me confident as I’m over the ball and not feeling like I have to manipulate anything.”
But when asked what he had written down Speith said: “Oh, that’s something I’ll keep, it’s a secret of the pros (laughter) and besides I think I’ve given you guys a lot already (laughter).”