May 30, 2016

    Spieth grabs one-stroke lead at Colonial


    JORDAN Spieth charged into the lead despite a stumble at the final hole of the third round at the Colonial tournament in Texas on Saturday.

    The world No. 2 hit an errant tee shot in the left rough at the par-four 18th and made bogey for a five-under-par 65 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

    He posted a 12-under 198 total for a one-shot lead over fellow Americans Ryan Palmer (66) and Webb Simpson (67).

    Spieth hopes to win for the eighth time on the PGA Tour, first time in his home state of Texas and first time since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month.

    Palmer, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, most recently in 2010, birdied four of the final 10 holes to close in on Spieth. Americans Harris English (64), Kyle Reifers (67) and Martin Piller (68) were tied for fourth, two shots behind Spieth.