Spieth in the Spotlight: Dallas Native 5 Strokes Behind Leader Heading into Sunday

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during the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 23, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.

during the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 23, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.

FORT WORTH – The Colonial has been a soggy affair this year. The weather has been so bad the PGA has forced golfers to forgo golfing in pairs, to instead golfing in threesomes.

But perhaps no one has had their parade rained on quite like Dallas native Jordan Spieth. The newly crowned masters champ held the lead for much of the second round Friday but ran into trouble during the final six holes.

The swan dive down the leaderboard was highlighted by his triple bogey on the 5th hole. Not exactly the homecoming Spieth was looking for but fans like Luke Blackwell are still rooting for the Texan, “He’s a great guy for the game, I think of him as a role model for my kids. We love Jordan, we love watching him play, we root for him we want to see him win.”

On Saturday Spieth got off to a hot start, with two birdies through the first two holes then hole 5 bit him again but this time he limited the damage to a bogey. We`ll see if Spieth can use the hometown cheers to salvage his homecoming Sunday.