Jordan Spieth continued his upturn in type to get inside a shot of the lead after the opening spherical of the Charles Schwab Problem.
The three-time main champion adopted final week’s joint-third end on the PGA Championship with a five-under 65 at Colonial Nation Membership to remain in contact with early chief Tony Finau.
Spieth, who gained the occasion in 2016 and is chasing a primary worldwide win since The Open in 2017, birded his final gap to Canada’s Roger Sloan in tied-second, whereas Finau fired three consecutive birdies on the again 9 to get to 6 beneath.
“I would’ve signed for it (65) before the day started,” Spieth mentioned. “A few under when the wind blows out here is a really nice score. It’s tough to hit fairways and hold the fairways.”
Starting on the again 9, Spieth chipped in from off the 13th inexperienced and adopted back-to-back birdies from the 15th by draining a 30-footer on the 17th, solely to seek out water together with his method into the subsequent and carding a double-bogey.
Reaching the flip in 32, Spieth made successive positive factors from the primary and holed a 46-footer on the fourth, earlier than cancelling out a bogey on the eighth by rolling in from six toes on his remaining gap.
Finau blended seven birdies with a sole blemish to set the clubhouse goal, with Sloan closing his bogey-free again 9 with a 10-foot birdie on the final to affix Spieth on 5 beneath.
Jason Dufner and Jimmy Walker had been amongst 9 gamers sharing fourth on three beneath, whereas English pair Matthew Fitzpatrick and Paul Casey had been in a bunch an extra two pictures again.
Defending champion Justin Rose made 4 bogeys on his again 9 to battle to a four-over 74, as Jon Rahm made a triple-bogey and double-bogey throughout his opening-round 75.
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