PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – It was another venue where a first-timer isn’t supposed to make it look easy and another clutch performance by Jordan Spieth on Friday at The Players.
“Every course I’ve played the last year has been the first time for me to see it so I’m used to it,” said Spieth, who finished second in his first Masters last month after leading through 54 holes.
Spieth’s bogey-free round included birdies at Nos. 2, 4 and 7 to turn in 33 and he was just as steady coming in with birdies at Nos. 11, 13 and 14.
“He’s very mature beyond his years and he’s got all the tools,” said Graeme McDowell, who was paired with Spieth for Rounds 1 and 2.