Spieth Cruises to Pebble Beach Title
Jordan Spieth played solid defense all afternoon to shoot a 2-under 70 and take the title at the AT&T Pro-Am by three strokes, finishing 19-under on Sunday.
It was his ninth win on the PGA Tour, making him just the second man since the end of World War II to win nine tournaments before age 24; the other is Tiger Woods.
In a bit of a quirk, it also gave Spieth a PGA win in every month of the season but August. His wins have come in : July, March, April, June, July, September January, May, and now February.
The lead was never less than three on Sunday, as he never made any mistakes, hitting 14 straight pars at one point.
“I don’t like boring golf,” he said. “But that’s what was needed today.”
Two-time champion Brandt Snedker made an early charge, birdying three holes through the first six to close the lead from seven to four. But he couldn’t keep up the pressure and finished fourth.
This is Spieth’s fourth top 10 finish in as many starts in 2017. He remains No. 6 in the world but could get as high as No. 2 with another win next week.
Ken Duke and Carson Daly won the pro-am.
Spieth is already tied for 13th in career PGA wins among active players with nine. Also with nine PGA wins are Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson