Jordan Spieth shines in Valspar play-off

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• Jordan Spieth defeats Patrick Reed and Sean O'Hair in play-off
• "I guess it was my day," said the American
• Rises to No.6 in the world rankings after his win

JORDAN SPIETH

Jordan Spieth became only the fourth player under the age of 22 to win multiple titles on the PGA Tour since 1940 with victory at the Valspar Championship.


The American, who also won the John Deere Classic in 2013, defeated Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair in a play-off, sinking a near 30-foot putt for birdie on the third additional hole.

He joins Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Robert Gamez with the achievement, and in doing so rises to No.6 in the world rankings, his highest ever placing.

Spieth, who was three shots back with six holes to play, had the best chance to win on the first play-off hole but sent his putt past the cup and, after O’Hair’s birdie putt at the second play-off hole lipped out, the 21-year-old seized his opportunity on the par-3 16th after Reed and O’Hair had already played their second shots.
"That putt at the end there, well that’s just luck so I guess it was my day" - Jordan Spieth

Speaking on Sky Sports straight after the win, Jordan Spieth said: “It was a crazy back nine being three down with six to play and the snake pit doesn’t lend itself any birdies.

“That was the best Michael and I have ever done together and just the scrambling and par saves coming in and that putt at the end there, well that’s just luck so I guess it was my day.

Reed said: “It was a matter of time before someone was going to make a birdie and unfortunately I was 0-3 on the three play-off holes for hitting the green so I really didn’t have much of a chance.”

Swede Freddie Jacobson, who finished T47, tweeted his praise for the young American, saying:

Jacobson tweet

Overnight leader Ryan Moore shot a one-over par round of 72 to finish eight-under and two shots behind Jordan Spieth, Reed and O’Hair, while Henrik Stenson followed up his strong showing at the WGC-Cadillac Championship with another T4 place finish at Innisbrook.

Scots Martin Laird and Russell Knox both finished T33 on three-under par, a slight disappointment for both who had started the tournament well with rounds of 69 apiece.

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