Jordan Spieth off to fast start at the Texas Open

Spieth off to a flyer as he goes in pursuit of his first win on the PGA Tour since the 2017 Open Championship

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Thu, 1 Apr 2021
Jordan Spieth hits the front at the Texas Open on the PGA Tour

Jordan Spieth continued his resurgence on the PGA Tour on day one of the Texas Open with a round of 5-under par to lie three strokes off the pace at TPC San Antonio. 

Spieth, who was born in Dallas, Texas, started on the 10th hole and went out in 32 shots, before returning in 35 shots for a round of 67 and his lowest-ever score in the tournament. 

As expected from the short-game wizard, Spieth's wedges were on point for most of the round, especially on the 11th hole - his second of the day. 



The American may be winless since the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, but he has been showing signs that a victory is only around the corner following four top-10 finishes in his last six starts on the PGA Tour. 

Spieth finished tied fourth at both the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Waste Management Phoenix Open recently, and went one better with a tie for third at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. 

As a result of his recent performances on the circuit, the three-time major champion has progressed from 92nd in the world rankings  at the start of the year to a current 53rd. 

Camilo Villegas who hit the front late on the opening day with a superb round of 8-under 64, highlighted with a chip-in birdie from 16 yards at his final hole, and the four-time PGA Tour winner leads by two shots over Sung Kang and Cameron Tringale.

Hideki Matsuyama matched Spieth's round of 67, while last week's WGC Match Play runner-up Scottie Scheffler continued to impress with a round of 68.