Just a week after his Australian Open win, Jordan Spieth is on course to do it again at the Hero World Challenge in Florida.
The 21-year-old from Texas became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years two seasons ago, and has been destined for big things since finishing tied-second at the US Masters in April this year.
Spieth leads the elite 18-man field by a staggering seven shots after firing a near-perfect third round 63 that included nine birdies and no dropped shots.
He crowned a brilliant day by sinking a 50-footer at the last to end a stunning round where he made three birdies in a row to start and another trio from the 12th.
That left the field trailing in his wake, with fellow American Keegan Bradley and Swede Henrik Stenson the nearest pursuers back on thirteen-under-par.
Despite closing with a hat-trick of birdies himself and shooting 70 – his lowest score this week – Tiger Woods still props up the field on level-par after 54 holes.
The former world number one has a couple of strokes to gain in the final round to avoid the embarrassment of a wooden spoon at the event he hosts.
Spieth has no such worries and was in no doubts this has so far been the best week of his career. However, he knows there is still work to do in order to complete the job in the final round.
“This is the best I’ve played in a 54-hole stretch,” he said. “I’m still going to have to shoot under par to win.”
Spieth is 1.08 to complete his second victory in seven days with Stenson 12.00 and Bradley 15.00