Spieth's longest journey also most successful


WINDERMERE, Fla. – Walking down the 14th fairway Saturday afternoon, Jordan Spieth asked caddie Michael Greller if there was another tournament, anywhere, that he could play next week.

He was joking, but the point remains: He’d love to continue capitalizing on this momentum.

Three weeks ago, Spieth embarked on the longest journey of his life.

Now he has one more round remaining in what’s not only been the longest journey, but the most fruitful one.

He led the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan on the weekend before finishing in a share of third place. Last week he won the Australian Open for his second career professional victory. And now? All he’s doing is leading a field of 17 other elite players by seven entering the final round of the Hero World Challenge.

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“It's been a heck of a trip thus far, starting with Japan, just barely missing out, and then closing it out last week,” he explained after a third-round 63. “[Winning] would mean a lot to me. This tournament consists of 18 of the top 30 in the world. This is a world-class field by every definition of it. These are the guys that win major championships. … It would mean a lot to me going into the offseason. It would give me a lot of confidence going forward looking to 2015 to be a year that is an improvement on 2014, which is the ultimate goal.”