You Oughta Know: Hero World Challenge


WINDERMERE, Fla. – With one round to go at Isleworth, it’s all over but the shouting. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into the final round of the Hero World Challenge, where Jordan Spieth holds a commanding seven-shot lead:

• Spieth is looking to win in a rout for the second time in as many weeks – and on two different continents. Last week he captured the Australian Open for his second win as a professional, beating the field in Sydney by six shots.

• Spieth capped that win in Australia with a final-round 63, meaning he has played his last 72 competitive holes in 28 under.

• Should he win, Spieth would become the youngest champion in tournament history at age 21. Tiger Woods won in 2001 at age 25.

• Spieth is no stranger to success at Isleworth. He carded a 65 at the 2011 Isleworth Collegiate while at the University of Texas, setting a new competitive course record en route to winning the 54-hole event by eight shots.

• Spieth’s lead after three rounds is the largest in tournament history, and his 54-hole total of 20 under sets a tournament record, eclipsing the mark of 19 under set by Padraig Harrington in 2002 at Sherwood Country Club.

Keegan Bradley is tied for second, seven shots behind Spieth. Should the leader falter, Bradley could be in position to win his first event since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Henrik Stenson is alongside Bradley at 13 under, seven shots back and looking for his second win in the last three weeks. The Swede captured the season-ending DP World Tour Championship last month in Dubai on the European Tour.

• Making his first start since August, Woods battled flu-like symptoms during a third-round 69. At even par through 54 holes, he is last among the 18-man field, 20 shots behind Spieth.