BETHESDA, MD. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is playing with nothing to lose and giving himself another chance to win.
Spieth played bogey-free in tame conditions Friday at Congressional for a 5-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Roberto Castro among the early starters in the second round of the AT&T National. Castro had a 69.
Spieth is the 19-year-old from Texas who has played well enough to assure himself a PGA Tour card for next season. But he won’t be considered eligible for the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs unless he’s a PGA Tour member. And he can’t be a member this year unless he wins.
He says that allows him to swing away, knowing that it’s no longer about earning enough money, but winning tournaments.