NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jordan Spieth rallied from a rugged start for a 6-under 66 on Friday that gave him a share of the lead with Jimmy Walker and Bill Haas going into the weekend at the Hero World Challenge.
Spieth feels like he’s on vacation in the Bahamas. On the golf course, it’s all business.
Coming off two bogeys in five holes, he responded with three straight birdies and then an eagle and two more birdies on the back nine at Albany Golf Club.
They were at 11-under 133. Walker took another step in working on a new move in his golf swing and drove the ball beautifully in his round of 65. Haas, one of the sponsor exemptions for the tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, also had a 66.
Spieth is looking to defend his Hero World Challenge title from 2014, when it was held at Isleworth near Orlando, Fla. A victory this weekend would be his sixth of 2015.