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Created: 06/28/2013 3:05 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email

Spieth takes share of early lead at Congressional

(AP) BETHESDA, Md. - 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.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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