/Jordan Spieth takes one-shot lead into final round at Travelers

Jordan Spieth takes one-shot lead into final round at Travelers


William S. Paxton, Special for USA TODAY Sports

Published 6:57 p.m. ET June 24, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago

CROMWELL, Conn. — The rest of the field took their best runs at Jordan Spieth, but the 23-year-old star remained king of the mountain at the Travelers Championship for another day.

Spieth sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to take an one-shot lead over Boo Weekley on a low-scoring Saturday at TPC River Highlands.

“It’s not the easiest course to hold the lead on,” Spieth said. “I think I said the same thing at the John Deere in 2015. I was leading after 54 (holes) by a shot or two, and it’s just not the easiest course because guys get out there an hour before you tomorrow in twosomes and all of a sudden there’s a group that is one back or you may not be leading anymore.”

Spieth, who is trying for his 10th career win, finished the round at 4-under 66 and is 12-under overall. After shooting 7-under in the opening round on Thursday, Spieth has only lost the lead for a hole twice, with Charley Hoffman…

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