Jordan Spieth catches fire, climbs into weekend contention at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Last week Jordan Spieth racked up frequent flier miles with touchdowns in Japan, Korea, Alaska and Dallas on the final day of the opening act of the Spieth One Global Tour, which is introducing his signature golf shoe around the world.

It was a daunting trek regardless of the mode of transport. But it amounted to far fewer miles logged in the skies that Spieth traveled last season by this time. Worn down by trips to China, the Middle East and Singapore in the first quarter of the 2015-16 season, and often looking tired from there onward, he intentionally changed the travel itinerary.

Saying he wanted to get on a PGA Tour rhythm versus a World Tour rhythm to start the year, he believes he’ll be fresher physically – and mentally – by the time he drives down Magnolia Lane for the Masters in April and for his drive to regain the No. 1 spot in the official world rankings.

Leaderboard: Waste Management Phoenix Open

After he wrapped up his 2016 with a win in the Australian Open…

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