While you were sleeping, Jordan Spieth made a run to the top of the British Open leaderboard.
Thanks to a four-hole stretch at Holes 5-8 where Spieth went birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie, Spieth vaulted to first place after entering the second round four shots back. He cooled off a bit on the back 9, but he still finished with a 4-under 67 for the day. At the time his round ended, Spieth was tied for fourth place with a handful of golfers, including Brooks Koepka. They trailed leader JB Holmes.
Spieth made this run despite hitting just five out of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in regulation. He credited his putter for the strong round.
He's heating up ��
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 19, 2019
"The putter has felt great for the last couple months, kind of back to where I like to see it," he told the Golf Channel following his round. "On these greens, I'm just trying to give myself opportunities.
"If I can hit more greens in regulation over the weekend and keep where the putter is at, then I can make a move."
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 19, 2019
Spieth won the 2017 British Open, a victory that gave him a third leg of the career grand slam at age 23. But that win two years ago was the last time he's won a tournament -- major or not.
"I'd like to give myself a chance on Sunday and see where we're at," he told the Golf Channel after his round. "It'll certainly be a scenario I haven't been in for a while, but one that I've been in many times."