The good news is Jordan Spieth made the cut at The Open Championship.
The bad news? He’s got some work to do to even have a shot this weekend.
Spieth weathered the rain and wind at Royal Troon on Friday to finish at 4-over, just one shot above the cut line. He’s 14 shots behind clubhouse leader Phil Mickelson going into weekend play.
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Even though Spieth admitted the chances of catching Mickelson is slim at best, he does have a goal this weekend. Use this time to prepare for the next few weeks.
“At this point if I make the cut, I'm looking to put nice, smooth, solid swings, very confident putts on it to lead into the PGA Championship,” Spieth told The Golf Channel. “Because I know my chances here are likely finished.”
Spieth is looking to improve his recent play in majors. He’s 17-over in his last nine rounds with no under-par cards, compared to 60-under with 15 under-par rounds in his first 17 rounds beginning in 2015.
Third round coverage starts at 6 a.m. CST Saturday on NBC. Mickelson is the leader at 10-under, one shot over Henrik Stenson.