Jordan Spieth on fire with putter at Colonial, lurking behind leader Jonas Blixt

Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

Published in Golf

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jordan Spieth has made more than 300 feet in putts already this week.

He drained a 46-footer on No. 4 in Round 1 for a birdie, and then topped that by draining a 50-footer for birdie on No. 10 in Round 2. Two holes later on Friday, Spieth dropped in a 47-footer for birdie on No. 12.

As Spieth said, "Certainly a good couple days putting that saved me and has given me a chance this weekend."

Spieth is right in the hunt going into the weekend of the Charles Schwab Challenge, and will certainly be the fan favorite. He is in a five-way for fifth at 5-under, four shots back of leader Jonas Blixt (9-under).

Spieth, who is paired with C.T. Pan, will tee off at 12:25 p.m. on Saturday. Blixt, along with Kevin Na, are in the final grouping at 12:55 p.m.

If Spieth can continue his hot streak on the greens, he'll be a threat to win his first tournament since the 2017 British Open and his second career at Colonial.

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Despite the bombs made on the greens, Spieth is hopeful that Friday ends up being his "off round" for the tournament. Spieth hit just six of 14 fairways, and nine of 18 greens on the day.

For the tournament, he's hit 13 of 28 fairways and 20 of 36 greens.

"If I can hit more greens than I hit these two rounds, I feel like I've got a great chance when it comes down to the last few holes Sunday," Spieth said. "It's that simple. To play Colonial and be on nine greens, it's tough around the greens here.

"I did a great job chipping to get myself inside five feet most of the time. You just can't rely on that. You've got to get the ball on the putting surface."


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