Playing Pebble Beach Golf Links, World No. 6 and 36-hole tri-leader Jordan Spieth fired a 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 17-under 198, good for a six-shot lead over two-time champ Brandt Snedeker and seven clear of two-time champ Dustin Johnson and Kelly Kraft. Spieth had 13 one-putt greens and just 23 total putts.
After opening in 3-under 68 (MPCC) and 7-under 65 (Spyglass Hill), the AT&T athlete co-led with Derek Fathauer and World No. 1 Jason Day. He circled eight birdies on 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, posting a ridiculous 1.33 putts per GIR and 4.761 SG: Putting. Spieth, who tied the day's low round with Luke Donald (SH), circled Nos. 1, 2, 9-11, 15, 17 and 18. The Texan is chasing his ninth TOUR title in 108 career starts (100 pro) and first since the 2016 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, where he was the 54-hole leader by one and won by three with 5-under 65. This is his 12th career 54-hole lead/co-lead and is 6-for-11. Last season, along with the DDI, Spieth was the 54-hole leader (by five) at the HTOC (won by eight), and the 54-hole leader at the Masters (by one), losing to Danny Willett by three.