Waste Management Phoenix Open R3

Spieth & Schauffele take 3-shot lead in Arizona

February 04-07
TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona
$7,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Jordan Spieth is in position to win his first title since the 2017 Open Championship after a 10-under 61 on Saturday placed him in a tie for the lead with Xander Schauffele at 18-under 196 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


“I’m excited about the position I’m in,” said Spieth. “I don’t have – I’ll be nervous, but not because I feel extra pressure to have to do anything. Just because I haven’t been in the last group holding the lead in a while.”

“I built some freedom now seeing these results the first few days here to where I feel really good about the path I’m on. I feel good about what the long term ahead looks like for me. And sometimes that’s been in question. To myself.”



Spieth’s 61 tied his career-low round and the ten birdies he fired on Saturday were the most he had produced in a single round in his PGA career.

“I just felt like I stayed really, really patient and struck the ball well,” Spieth said. “Just tried to hit it to the fat parts of the greens when I was out of position and try and attack when I could.”


Schauffele shot birdies on four of his last six holes and a single bogey at the par-4 2nd for a 65 to join Spieth in the lead.

“I just kind of hung in there and sort of capitalized on the holes I needed to on the back nine,” said Schauffele.

“Hopefully I can get off to a good start (on Sunday), but if I don’t, I’d like to think I am playing good enough to make up shots. Just stay patient. It’s something I didn’t do in the past. We’ll find out. This is something I wanted to do, to get into contention to see if I can win a golf tournament.”



Steve Stricker, who could become the oldest Tour winner on Sunday and was second after the second round, shot a 69 and dropped back into a tie for seventh at 13-under alongside Brooks Koepka and James Hahn.

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“I actually played from tee-to-green better than I did the first two days, I thought,” said Stricker. “Hit a lot of quality shots. Just didn’t make the putts that I had been making the last couple days.”

Koepka made it to the weekend on Friday, avoiding his fourth straight missed cut, but was disappointed with the way he played. He was even par through twelve holes with one birdie at the par-4 9th and one bogey at the par-4 11th but birdied five of his last six holes to sign for a 5-under 66.

“It was just frustrating today to be honest with you,” said Koepka. “I felt like I was in between [clubs] the whole front nine and really just didn’t have a good number and didn’t make that many quality shots.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Xander Schauffele
-18
66
64
65
195
T1
Jordan Spieth
-18
67
67
61
195
T3
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-15
66
66
66
198
T3
Scottie Scheffler
-15
67
65
66
198
T5
Louis Oosthuizen
-14
69
67
63
199
T5
Justin Thomas
-14
70
65
64
199
T7
James Hahn
-13
67
67
66
200
T7
Brooks Koepka
-13
68
66
66
200
T7
Steve Stricker
-13
65
66
69
200
T10
Keegan Bradley
-12
66
65
70
201
T10
J.T. Poston
-12
68
66
67
201
T10
Will Zalatoris
-12
71
66
64
201
T13
Nate Lashley
-11
64
69
69
202
T13
Matthew NeSmith
-11
63
71
68
202
T13
Brendon Todd
-11
68
69
65
202
T16
Russell Henley
-10
71
67
65
203
T16
Patton Kizzire
-10
69
65
69
203
T16
Carlos Ortiz
-10
67
67
69
203
T16
Andrew Putnam
-10
67
69
67
203
T16
Jon Rahm
-10
68
69
66
203
T16
Scott Stallings
-10
67
70
66
203
T16
Harold Varner III
-10
68
68
67
203
T23
Kevin Streelman
-9
68
67
69
204
T23
Cameron Tringale
-9
71
64
69
204
T25
Sam Burns
-8
64
68
73
205
T25
Corey Conners
-8
69
68
68
205
T25
Billy Horschel
-8
66
68
71
205
T28
Wyndham Clark
-7
72
67
67
206
T28
Emiliano Grillo
-7
69
70
67
206
T28
Nick Hardy
-7
68
67
71
206
T28
Max Homa
-7
69
69
68
206
T28
Matt Jones
-7
68
69
69
206
T28
Russell Knox
-7
68
69
69
206
T28
Grayson Murray
-7
70
68
68
206
T28
Henrik Norlander
-7
68
71
67
206
T36
Mark Hubbard
-6
63
73
71
207
T36
Sungjae Im
-6
72
67
68
207
T36
Zach Johnson
-6
68
70
69
207
T36
Si Woo Kim
-6
71
66
70
207
T36
Satoshi Kodaira
-6
68
71
68
207
T36
Luke List
-6
72
67
68
207
T36
Hideki Matsuyama
-6
71
67
69
207
T36
Rory McIlroy
-6
70
67
70
207
T36
Webb Simpson
-6
73
65
69
207
T36
Brendan Steele
-6
70
67
70
207
T36
Bo Van Pelt
-6
69
67
71
207
T47
Byeong Hun An
-5
69
69
70
208
T47
Brian Harman
-5
71
68
69
208
T47
Ted Potter, Jr.
-5
66
71
71
208
T47
Robby Shelton
-5
72
66
70
208
T47
Kyle Stanley
-5
71
67
70
208
T47
Bubba Watson
-5
71
68
69
208
T47
Matthew Wolff
-5
68
71
69
208
T54
Lucas Glover
-4
72
63
74
209
T54
Bo Hoag
-4
67
71
71
209
T54
Matt Kuchar
-4
69
67
73
209
T54
Ryan Palmer
-4
70
68
71
209
T54
Davis Riley
-4
72
66
71
209
T54
Sam Ryder
-4
70
67
72
209
T54
Richy Werenski
-4
69
69
71
209
T61
Stewart Cink
-3
69
70
71
210
T61
Adam Hadwin
-3
67
70
73
210
T61
Brian Stuard
-3
70
68
72
210
T64
Michael Kim
-1
67
71
74
212
T64
Aaron Wise
-1
74
65
73
212
T64
Xinjun Zhang
-1
70
69
73
212
CUT
Ryan Armour
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Daniel Berger
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Joel Dahmen
-2
75
65
140
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Brice Garnett
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Charley Hoffman
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Tom Hoge
-2
66
74
140
CUT
Beau Hossler
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Jerry Kelly
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Kelly Kraft
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Adam Long
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Denny McCarthy
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Jesse Mueller
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Pat Perez
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Doc Redman
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Sepp Straka
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Nick Taylor
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
-2
73
67
140
CUT
Austin Cook
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Jason Day
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Jason Dufner
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Harris English
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Talor Gooch
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Danny Lee
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Tom Lewis
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
-1
77
64
141
CUT
Michael Thompson
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Kevin Tway
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Mark Anguiano
E
72
70
142
CUT
Scott Brown
E
72
70
142
CUT
Cameron Champ
E
68
74
142
CUT
Luke Donald
E
73
69
142
CUT
Rickie Fowler
E
74
68
142
CUT
John Huh
E
68
74
142
CUT
Chez Reavie
E
69
73
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
E
72
70
142
CUT
Adam Schenk
E
72
70
142
CUT
Robert Streb
E
72
70
142
CUT
Harry Higgs
1
75
68
143
CUT
J.B. Holmes
1
72
71
143
CUT
Troy Merritt
1
74
69
143
CUT
Keith Mitchell
1
75
68
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
1
72
71
143
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
1
73
70
143
CUT
Jimmy Walker
1
70
73
143
CUT
Gary Woodland
1
76
67
143
CUT
Tyler Duncan
2
74
70
144
CUT
William Gordon
2
70
74
144
CUT
Padraig Harrington
2
71
73
144
CUT
Scott Harrington
2
72
72
144
CUT
Chris Kirk
2
70
74
144
CUT
Martin Laird
2
73
71
144
CUT
Sung Kang
3
77
68
145
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
3
70
75
145
CUT
William McGirt
3
75
70
145
CUT
Camilo Villegas
3
74
71
145
CUT
Brian Gay
4
72
74
146
CUT
Ryan Moore
4
70
76
146
CUT
Kevin Stadler
4
72
74
146
CUT
Vincent Whaley
4
73
73
146
CUT
Hunter Mahan
6
74
74
148
CUT
Martin Trainer
6
75
73
148
CUT
Hudson Swafford
8
77
73
150
CUT
John Augenstein (a)
9
76
75
151
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
9
78
73
151
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