Jordan Spieth silences doubters at Colonial

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• Jordan Spieth clinches eighth PGA Tour title at Colonial
• Now has more wins than Tiger Woods did by the age of 23
• "This will be a very important day," said the world No.2

JORDAN SPIETH

Jordan Spieth produced a stunning back nine performance to blow away the field at the Dean & Deluca Invitational and win for the first time in his home state of Texas.


In front of his family and friends, the 22-year-old – who started his final round with a one-shot lead – made nine straight pars on the front nine before coming alive after the turn, making six birdies and one bogey to finish three shots clear of Harris English.

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And Spieth was delighted to end what some had referred to as a ‘slump’ – albeit he was without a win in just ten PGA Tour starts – and said it was an important moment for him moving forward.

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Dean & DeLuca Invitational - Final Round

“I am already looking back thinking that this will be a very important day that I'll never forget to get back on top and be in the winner's circle,” said Jordan Spieth.

Spieth (8) now has more wins than Tiger Woods (7) did by the age of 23.

How Spieth won it


Spieth already had the momentum to close it out after a birdie at 16 but produced this sensational chip-in on the 17th to extend the gap even further and all but end the hopes of his challengers.

 

What they said


Jordan Spieth: “As a golfer, as a person, I can always look back on this experience and say we were strong. It really shouldn't have been tough times but it is given the position we're in, and that creates noise. It's great when you're on top, and it's not fun on the other side of it, but nobody in here has to necessarily experience that side of it. But it makes me really enjoy a moment like this even more. It really does.”

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Ryan Palmer: “Oh, man. A lot of putts. Watching that, you see where he's at and what he's done. It was fun to be in that atmosphere, in that arena, watching the chips he made, the putts he made.”

Harris English: “That's why we play this game is to get in that situation, to feel the heat, feel the nerves a little bit. I love it. Yeah, I'm going to not take a whole lot of days off next week, I'm going to go back and practice and work to be there in Memphis.”

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Final leaderboard


1 Jordan Spieth (67, 66, 65, 65) -17
2 Harris English (67, 69, 64, 66) -14
3 Ryan Palmer (66, 67, 66, 68) -13
4 Webb Simpson (65, 67, 67, 68) -13
5 Kyle Reifers (66, 67, 67, 68) -12


Jordan Spieth :: US Open win?


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