Spieth leads Hyundai by five through 54 holes


Thanks to a closing eagle on the 18th hole and a round of 8-under 65 Saturday, Jordan Spieth will take a five-shot lead into the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Here's how things stand heading into Sunday at Kapalua:

Leaderboard: Spieth (-24), Koepka (-19), Patrick Reed (-18), Brandt Snedeker (-15)

What it means: Spieth is seeking his seventh career PGA Tour title and eighth worldwide victory in the last 14 months. Up four to start the day, Spieth made four straight birdies on Nos. 3-6 before recording his first bogey in 73 holes on the Plantation Course, dating back to the third round of the 2014 TOC, at the par-3 eighth. After having his lead cut to just one by a surging Koepka, Spieth made three more birdies and an eagle across his final seven holes. Spieth nearly won this event in his only other appearance, when he came up one shot short in 2014.

Round of the day: Koepka fired the round of the week and lowest round of his PGA Tour career, a bogey-free 10-under 63 that vaulted him into solo second. Koepka made six consecutive birdies from Nos. 3-8 and added four more circles on the back. He is in search of his first win since his breakthrough at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last February.

Best of the rest: Jimmy Walker made nine birdies for a third-round 64. In his last four starts in Hawaii, Walker is a combined 75 under par. Walker finished runner-up at the TOC last year and will enter next week’s Sony Open as the two-time defending champion.

Biggest disappointment: Bubba Watson was one of only four players in the field who failed to break par, with a even round of 73.

Shot of the day: Spieth's 3-iron from 250 yards at the downhill par-5 18th landed short of the green, curled in from the right, and missed the hole by mere inches before coming to rest 10 feet past. 

Storyline going into Sunday: With a win, Spieth would tie Tiger Woods for the most wins on the PGA Tour before the age of 23, with seven. Horton Smith had 14 before he turned 23 in 1931.