Jordan Spieth Wins Valspar on 30-Foot Playoff Putt
You know you had a good round when even your 30-foot birdie putt to win the tournament isn’t necessarily your best shot of the day.
That was the case for 21-year-old Jordan Spieth on Sunday at the Valspar Open, as he made tremendous shot after shot down the stretch to fight his way into a three-man playoff, winning the tournament on said 30-footer on the third playoff hole against Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair.
Down three shots with six holes to play, Spieth made a pair of birdies on 13 and 14, then slid in a 10-foot putt on No. 18 to force a three-way playoff. All three men parred each of the first two extra holes, but Spieth’s 30-foot winner erased doubt of any more extra time.
Spieth is just the fourth player in the last 75 years to win two PGA Tournaments before turning 22, joining Robert Gamez, Tiger Woods, and Sergio Garcia.
Reed actually had the best final round, shooting a 66 with four birdies on the back nine including one on 18. O’Hair fired a 67, and Henrik Stenson nearly made it a four-way playoff, thanks to three straight birdies on 14-16, but could not find another one in his bag of tricks.
Day Three leader Ryan Moore tumbled all the way to fifth at 8-under. He had six bogeys on the day and finished 1-over with a 72.