Spieth stays on course at Travelers

Jordan Spieth maintained his position at the top of the leaderboard at the Travelers Championship on Saturday after firing a third round 66.

The seven birdie, three bogey round on the par 70 course at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, was enough to keep the two-time major champion one shot ahead of compatriot Boo Weekley (65), who hit five birdies on the back nine.

Daniel Berger lies two shots further back at nine-under, while Taiwan’s C.T. Pan (64), Sweden’s David Lingmerth (65) and Paul Casey (66) are eight-under par.

Spieth had been at the top of the pile all day after birdieing four of his first 11 holes, but his lead quickly disappeared after consecutive bogeys at the 13th and 14th holes.

He quickly regained the dropped shots at the next two holes, before grabbing the lead outright at the final hole when he rolled a 20-footer in for birdie.

Spieth will head into Sunday’s final round looking for his 10th PGA Tour victory. A win this week would see him join Tiger Woods as only the second player in the modern era to secure 10 PGA Tour wins before the age of 24.

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