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Breaks even out for Spieth on Day 3 at Congressional

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BETHESDA, Md. – When a second-round 66 vaulted 19-year-old Jordan Spieth into a share of the AT&T National lead, he maintained that he didn’t get any bad breaks during the day.

On Saturday, the golf gods evened things out.

Spieth followed that round with a 3-over 74 during which he said he got more than his share of unfortunate bounces.

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“I really only made one bad decision,” he said. “You know, I had some lip-outs. When I missed fairways, I was on the lips of bunkers or I couldn’t reach the green out of the rough. It’s easy to make excuses, but it just felt like I didn’t get the breaks today.

“Yesterday I got a lot of great bounces. Today the bounces didn’t quite go my way.”

Even so, Spieth finds himself just three strokes behind leaders James Driscoll, Andres Romero, Bill Haas and Roberto Castro going into the final round.

“Three strokes back, that’s nothing on this course,” he added. “That can be made up quickly tomorrow. Obviously I’m disappointed overall on the day from the position I was in, but there’s still 18 holes left.”