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Jordan Spieth, 20, nearly sets course record, ties for fourth at Deutsche Bank Championship.

Jordan Spieth (right) is congratulated by Phil Mickelson after finishing the final round with a 9-under-par 62, one shot off the course record.
Jordan Spieth (right) is congratulated by Phil Mickelson after finishing the final round with a 9-under-par 62, one shot off the course record.matthew j. lee/globe staff

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NORTON – Thunder stampeded across the steel-colored sky, giving players beneath another stern heads up.

After a weather delay, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, and Harris English were among the first to tee off Monday, but their final round wasn’t yet completed when the skies again turned sinister.

Now, they knew they had to hurry.

So, they raced through the final holes, finishing about 15 minutes before officials suspended play for the second time at TPC Boston because of inclement weather at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

But on those final holes, Spieth was brilliant, posting three straight birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 17, then sinking a 23-foot eagle on No. 18 to roaring applause.

His 9-under-par-62 final round was one short of the course record.

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