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Jordan Spieth Drills Epic Bunker Hole-Out to Win Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth Drills Epic Bunker Hole-Out to Win Travelers Championship”

Patrick Reed (66) and Troy Merritt (68) were tied for second. He circled three birdies at Nos.

Park finished with nine birdies on her way to almost matching the course record of 62, needing only 24 putts to take a two-shot lead over Mel Reid, Ally McDonald and So Yeon Ryu. This is his third top 25 at the Travelers in eight visits and second top 10 (T5/2013), and seventh top 25 of the season in 20 starts and third top 10. Jordan then hit left as well, but his ball did not clear a lone tree left located just off the fairway and perhaps only 150s yards off the tee.

"I would have loved it to be 4 or 5 under, which I think I could have done quite easily, but, you know, it was a little bit tricky out there today", Garcia said of the windy conditions on the Eichenried course.

Wesley Bryan (67), Daniel Summerhays (68), Chase Seiffert (66) and Boo Weekley (68) tied for fourth at 134.

Jordan Spieth holed a bunker shot to win the Travelers Championship in a playoff on Sunday and become the second youngest player in the modern era behind Tiger Woods to post 10 PGA Tour victories.

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From Spieth's low location of being in the bunker, he could not see the bottom of the flagstick and therefore the hole.

He then hit his tee shot on the 15th left, just avoiding the water and the hazard line in the rough. A forecast of rain led tournament officials to move the start of the third round back to 11 a.m., with the players going out in threesomes off the first and 10th tees.

On the front nine, the three-time major victor hit birdies on the fifth and ninth holes, with bogeys on the third and seventh. That causes him to "block" shots "come off the ball", resulting in the ball often going to the right. 13 and 14, however, which put his lead in jeopardy. He missed the green and a nine-foot par putt on the fifth, then found bunkers on 111 and 12 on the way to bogeys. I'll be thinking about trying to go and play a good, solid round of golf. After hitting his first shot in the water and taking a drop, he hit his third shot to 17 feet and made par.

He's in the final threesome at 1:05 p.m. Saturday with Merritt and Spieth, who he had teamed with in the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

"That's incredible", Spieth said. "I mean he made a couple of mistakes that were I feel uncharacteristic with wedges in his hands the last couple of days. Hopefully, I can catch up with him".



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