I don’t know what else to say. Jordan Spieth just dropped a 61 on the John Deere Classic with a birdie-eagle-birdie finish. It’s his lowest round ever on the PGA Tour (he shot 62 at the RBC Heritage earlier this year and at the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship).
Spieth was hitting pins and holing wedges from the fairway on Saturday at the Deere.
After starting the week with an even-par 71 on Thursday, Spieth (17 under) is poised to win his second straight PGA Tour event and fifth overall.
“I just seem to get some lucky breaks here at the John Deere,” Spieth told Ian Baker-Finch of CBS.
“This tournament really took my career to another level,” Spieth said in reference to winning here in 2013 as a 19-year-old.
The highlight of the round was this ridiculous shot on the 17th hole. It was one of the “breaks” Spieth referenced. It was also an incredible shot.
Then he followed that up with a long birdie putt on the final hole, replete with a monster fist pump.
So now Spieth will take a lead into Sunday over Danny Lee and a handful of others chasing him. The chase, at this point, seems futile. Spieth went 71-64-61 and seems more locked in than he’s ever been.
The comparison will never fade, so we might as well throw it out there. On his 22nd birthday, Tiger Woods had six PGA Tour wins and one major. Spieth turns 22 in two weeks. If he wins on Sunday at the Deere, that will be five PGA Tour wins and two majors with The Open Championship waiting for him.
“I could have never imagined two years ago being here like this sitting here with you guys,” Spieth said to the CBS crew.
Baker-Finch spoke for all of us as Spieth stared into the camera, “We love your style, keep doing it.”