Spieth still full of energy


ATLANTA – On a day when most of the PGA Tour’s best players walked off East Lake Golf Club and spoke about how tired they were from the lengthy season, the one who’s played more golf than ever before maintained that he’s still feeling fine.

Jordan Spieth is competing in his 25th PGA Tour-sanctioned event of the year at the Tour Championship, but the 20-year-old believes he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

“I think I'm just so still stoked about being at this tournament, what it means, and then the Presidents Cup is in two weeks, and that obviously keeps you going,” he said. “Yeah, I mean, maybe after that, I'll be a little tired, but right now I'm good.”

And it shows.

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Spieth followed an opening-round 68 with a 67 on Friday to move into third place on the leaderboard, five strokes behind leader Henrik Stenson.

“Today was a day where I felt like I shot as low as I could have shot, which is kind of a rare case this year with me,” he continued. “My ball-striking, I've given myself a lot of opportunities in the past couple of months, and my good tournaments were the tournaments where I felt comfortable putting. Today, the ball-striking was a little off, but I must have had probably 24, 25 putts. It wasn't that many.

“I felt really good over the ball. Yeah, I'm excited where I'm at. Henrik's obviously tearing it up, so we have some work to do. But if I can go over the green, kind of get that feeling down tomorrow and strike it a little better, could be a low round.”