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Kevin Na is the 54-hole leader at Colonial, but Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk in hunt

Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

Published in Golf

FORT WORTH, Texas -- C.T. Pan has played plenty of golf with Jordan Spieth.

He's not the least bit surprised that Spieth continued his standout Charles Schwab Challenge on the greens, rolling in more bombs on Saturday afternoon.

Spieth made a 29-footer for birdie on No. 1, a 21-footer on No. 2 and a 37-footer on No. 7 for a third consecutive round of making 100-plus feet of putts.

"Watching him drain putts just reminds me back of junior golf," Pan said. "He's always really been a good putter. It was good to watch him play that well."

Pan will see Spieth play plenty more as they are paired together once again for the final round on Sunday at the Colonial. Each sits in a five-way tie for second at 7-under, two shots back of leader Kevin Na (9-under).

Na and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes, who is at 7-under following a third-round 65, will be the last group off at 1:05 p.m. Spieth and Pan are the second to last group off at 12:55 p.m., preceded by the other two players at 7-under, Jim Furyk and Tony Finau, at 12:45 p.m.

 

Spieth ranks as the fan favorite and has been putting extremely well, already having a personal-best 434 feet, 4 inches of putts through three rounds. That's more than 100 feet of what Na has made; more than 150 feet of what Finau has made; and more than 200 feet of what Hughes, Pan and Furyk have made.

Spieth quipped that the stat only looks good because he's had "a possible thousand feet of putts considering I'm 40 feet on every hole.

"At some point, some of them are going to go in."

For Spieth, though, the priority is to improve his greens in regulation and accuracy off the tee. He hit 12 of 18 greens and four of 14 fairways on Saturday, his worst driving day of the tournament so far.

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