Summary List Placement
Jordan Spieth is once again on the hunt.
At The Northern Trust on Friday, Spieth made an impressive jump up the leaderboard with back-to-back eagles during his front nine.
Spieth’s first eagle came at the fifth hole. After landing his drive comfortably in the fairway, Spieth had a chance to be aggressive on his second shot going into the green.
From 82 yards out, Spieth lobbed the ball into the air to land it a few feet past the hole. It spun back like a yo-yo and made a direct line for the bottom of the cup.
Just a textbook eagle 2.
As the commentary team revealed during their replay, Spieth had essentially called his shot while planning his swing.
Spieth’s caddie Michael Greller had given his player a bit of encouragement before the shot, telling Spieth, “Why don’t we get one where we can tap it in?”
“Why don’t we just go pick it up out of the hole?” Spieth replied.
One swing later, Spieth did just that.
Spieth’s magic wasn’t done there. After nearly dunking his second shot on the very next hole into the water, Spieth was left with an awkward chip from the edge of the hazard.
Rather than play it safe, Spieth made another run straight at the hole and hit the flagstick on his rollout to sink yet another eagle.
It’s just getting ridiculous now. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/IyLemB21kc
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 20, 2021
With the two eagles, Spieth played two holes at four-under-par, good enough to get him off the cut-line and into the middle of the pack.
While Spieth still has quite a mountain to climb to catch leader Jon Rahm at -12, if he keeps hitting eagles at this high a clip, he’ll be atop the leaderboard in no time.