Internet explodes as Jordan Spieth jumps into tie for lead at Waste Management Phoenix Open

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He was only through eight holes of the third round, but the reaction online could have made you believe he had just won.

The buzz was for Jordan Spieth, who has been trudging through a slump since winning his last PGA Tour event in 2017. After missing four cuts in his seven previous starts this season and plummeting to World No. 92, the 2015 Masters Tournament champion shot back-to-back rounds of 67 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to make his first cut of 2021.

On Saturday, he added to his success at TPC Scottsdale by making a birdie on No. 8 share the lead at 12 under for a few glorious moments, exciting golf fans on the internet. Xander Schauffele took the solo lead at 13 under a few seconds after Spieth’s fourth birdie of the day.

Here’s the moment he tied the lead at 12 under.

Here was the reaction on the internet.