(Reuters) – Jordan Spieth’s decision to work on his mental game during the PGA Tour’s three-month break paid off on Friday as he recovered from a late ugly stretch at the Charles Schwab Challenge to card a 65 and seize momentum.
Jun 12, 2020; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the ninth tee during the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Playing the back nine first, the Texan grabbed the lead in Fort Worth with six birdies through his opening 11 holes but ran into trouble with a four-putt double bogey on the third and a bogey on the fourth.
Instead of giving into frustration, the 26-year-old kept his poise to birdie the next two holes to finish one stroke behind leader Harold Varner III at 10-under par through two rounds.
“I did a really good job of staying very neutral where I’d been kind of getting really negative or down on myself in the past,” he…
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