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Spieth seeks third straight strong finish at Zurich Classic

Jordan Spieth suspects he could be on the cusp of a banner year. That's why he's trying to strike the right balance of fun and focus when he teams up with good friend Ryan Palmer in New Orleans this weekend for the Zurich Classic.

Spieth said he might see some music, considering the city's renowned Jazz and Heritage Festival also is this weekend. He's certain he'll have some memorable meals. He might even take Saints coach Sean Payton up on an invitation to be in New Orleans' "war room" during the NFL draft, as he did last year.

But when he's on the TPC Louisiana course, he also wants to capitalize on the momentum he gained with top-three finishes in his...

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