Four players are tied for the lead at seven under par at the AT&T National heading into the final round, but Jordan Spieth is not one of them. Spieth was tied for the leading heading into Saturday and started with two consecutive birdies, but things went downhill after that. He played the last 14 holes five over par and sits at four under after three rounds. He finished his round with three birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey. He’s not out of contention but he didn’t do himself any favors on moving day.
James Driscoll, Bill Haas, Roberto Castro and Andres Romero are the four golfers that hold a share of the third round lead at Congressional Country Club. Castro has been around the top of the leaderboard all week long. Romero fired a second round 66 to get into contention and did just enough to hold on with a third round 71. Driscoll and Haas haven’t been spectacular, but they have been consistent.
Considering the well known golfers that entered this tournament, it’s a bit of a surprise that there aren’t more stars on the first page of the leaderboard. Brandt Snedeker is probably the biggest name in contention and he is three shots back at four under par along with Spieth and a handful of others.
Congressional hasn’t played quite as tough as it did for the U.S. Open two years ago, but it has been much more difficult than your average PGA Tour course. Anyone that expected something different was either delusional or misinformed.