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Jordan Spieth Dominated the Travelers Championship

by Alan Berndt for News
Jordan Spieth Dominated the Travelers Championship

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spieth’s dramatic win

One of New England’s few PGA Tour stops was this past week and the star studded field was sure to pack a great tournament.

Or were they?

A decent amount of first timers, anything was possible, but Jordan Speith made sure to please the people of Connecticut.

Spieth owned TPC River Highlands and earned his 3rd wire to wire win, and 10th career win.

Only the second person in PGA Tour history to have 10 wins before turning 24.

The other guy? Tiger Woods.

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Jordan Spieth’s 10th PGA Tour victory means only he and Tiger Woods own double-digit wins prior to their 24th birthday. Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP

Spieth shot 63, 69, 66 and a dramatic 70 to win the Travelers Championship.

Spieth dominated the course hitting over 60% of fairways and almost 70% GIR’s.

The famous Spieth collapse almost happened again Sunday when Daniel Berger made a late surge for the lead.

But thanks to a great sand save, Spieth forced a playoff against Berger and anything could happen.

And it did.

Berger lead off with a shot off to the left rough. The window was left open for Spieth.

That window must have been small because Spieth knicked the tree on the left and the ball fell straight down, leaving him with 227 yards to the hole.

He ripped the ball right at the pin and he was about a club short and ended up in the same bunker he found himself in when he played 18 the first time today.

Berger hit his ball to the left fringe where he would have a long putt for birdie, probably hoping to get it close enough to leave with a birdie.

But Spieth had other plans.

He splashed the ball out of the bunker and every frat boy at TPC Riverhighlands started screaming “get in the hole”.

Well the Pro V1 listened.

The ball found the bottom of the cup and Spieth threw his wedge, his caddie threw the rake and they chest bumped.

An awesome ending to an event that almost called it quits years ago.

But how much did Spieth like the course?

After his round in an interview he told a reporter he might buy one of the houses on the course because he likes it so much.

Safe to safe Spieth will gladly be back to defend his title next year.

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