Spieth finishes big, leads by 5 at Kapalua


AP
10:28 p.m. EST January 9, 2016

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jordan Spieth is aware of the scoring record at Kapalua, and that’s what he plans to pursue in the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Not because he cares that much about records.

With the standard of golf played Saturday, it might be what it takes to assure another victory for the world’s No. 1 player.

Spieth put it all together on the back nine with a 50-foot birdie putt, two chips that showed why he’s among the best with a wedge in his hand, and a 3-iron that grazed the cup and set up a 10-foot eagle on the final hole. It added to an 8-under 65 and a five-shot lead over Brooks Koepka.

And his work is not over.

Koepka, playing for only the second time in nearly three months and his first tournament since switching to Nike, failed to birdie the two easiest holes on the Plantation Course and still had a career-best 63. That at least got him in range.

Defending champion Patrick Reed was…

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