Sunday, April 4, 2021
It's difficult to imagine that a PGA Tour player has earned about $7.5 million in the past 3 1/2 years and it's considered "disappointing." But the label certainly fits Jordan Spieth to a T. Spieth has three top 5s this year, four top 10s, and more than $1 million in the bank. What he doesn't have is a victory; in fact, he hasn't won since 2017, when he captured the Open Championship across the sea, the Traveler's in Connecticut and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.
But Jordan can end that "losing streak" today in the Valero Texas Open in Austin, where he's tied for the lead with Matt Wallace at 12 under par heading into today's finale. Jordan has posted rounds of 67-70-67-204 over the Austin Country Club course, while Wallace has improved by one stroke each day with 69-68-67. Charley Hoffman is right in the mix at 10 under after his 7-under-65 on Saturday.
The pot is $7.7 million, with more than $1,350,000 going to the winner, so Jordan can boost his career total past the $44 million mark if he can nail down his 12th Tour victory.
Ted Potter had a virtual disaster on Friday, missing the cut by a mile after a second-round 81 left him at 13 over par. The cut came at +2. He'll have a chance to calm down this week as the Masters comes up on the schedule.
After his opening-round 64, Gator Camilo Villegas shot 76 and 71 and is tied for 10th at 5 under. Brian Gay missed the cut at +8, as did Seminole Hank Lebioda at +6.
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