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Spieth knows how to play from the front, and that's exactly his position

Spieth knows how to play from the front, and that's exactly his position

Two days into the British Open, and Jordan Spieth has played in the morning drizzle and afternoon downpour.

He has seen the worst of the weather at Royal Birkdale and has made the most of it. He heads into the weekend leading by two strokes at six under par. That alone should concern his fellow competitors, seeing as Spieth — winner of the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015 — doesn’t typically move backward (with apologies to No. 12 at Augusta). He has converted five of nine 36-hole leads on the PGA Tour into wins, including five of his last six.

Spieth spent Friday morning watching television coverage of the tournament, the wind blowing shots all over the course. He knew...

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