Jordan Spieth Strikes Back, Wins Colonial

Jordan Spieth shook off his Masters collapse of seven weeks ago, using some home cooking to take the victory at the Colonial in Fort Worth, winning by three strokes over Harris English.

Its Spieth’s eighth career title and he finished it with a 34-foot putt for birdie when all he needed was a bogey to finish it off. The win gives Spieth the record for most wins before turning 23, breaking a tie with Tiger Woods.

The win made Spieth $1.2 million richer. He finished the round with a 67-66-65-65 – 263. He shot nine straight pars to start the final round, then turned it on with six birdies down the stretch, including three in a row to close the round.

He led by two strokes over English entering Sunday, only to see English tie things up with an eagle on No. 1. English built his lead to two strokes with birdies on 7 and 8, but gave a stroke back with a bogey on nine.

Both men birdied 10 and 11, and Spieth moved a stroke ahead when he birdied No. 12 while English bogeyed it.  The lead was back to even when Spieth bogeyed No. 13, but his three straight birdies to end the round.

Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson tied for third at 13-under. Spieth’s 65 was the second-lowest score of the final round, second only to Chad Campbell’s 63. Campbell was 4-under to start the final round, and fired off  eight birdies against a single bogey in the last round.

The top 10 places were taken by Americans, except for Anirban Lahiri, who finished tied for sixth with a 9-under 271.

 

 

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