Published: Thu, June 29, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

CROMWELL Jordan Spieth became the third wire-to-wire victor in the 65-year history of the Travelers Championship on Sunday, but it was accomplished with probably the greatest shot in the history of the tournament.

When Berger missed his birdie putt from the left front portion of the green, Spieth took off his hat, shook Greller's hand and then the hand of Berger, whose nickname is Boge. Woods won 15 times before he turned 24.

Minutes after saying this win was "One for the ages", receiving the trophy Sunday and donning the Travelers Championship blazer, Spieth praised the tournament and the many vocal fans.

Floridian Berger had found three of his four birdies across the last five holes to pile the pressure on Spieth, who had dropped shots on the 12th and then the 14th thanks to putting mishaps.

Berger came up empty on a 50-foot birdie putt that would have forced a second playoff hole.

The crowds were massive, the weather was flawless, and there was electric in the air as Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger headed into a Sudden Death playoff. "I'm obviously disappointed, but happy to be in the position I was in today", Berger said.

He got off to a dream start, birdieing both of the first two holes to put a distance of three shots between himself and playing partner Boo Weekly. He missed the birdie putt from seven feet but made his par.

A flair for the dramatic is nothing new for Spieth, who also holed a bunker shot for his first victory at the 2013 John Deere Classic.

Jordan Spieth holed a sensational bunker escape to snatch victory over Daniel Berger at the Travelers Championship.

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It was Romero's second European Tour title, ten years after he won the Players Championship of Europe.

"I was just at a little different angle and it took a right bounce and cut spin to roll with the hill". "When you're off, you kind of get excited to play".

He also survived a couple of big scares. "It's the scoring part". "It feels like I ve been out here a long time. I don't know if I'll ever have a moment like that again", said Spieth.

"I got really lucky, to hit the tree and it go in to the fairway".

"I played the playoff hole great".

Paul Broadhurst, two strokes ahead after each of the first two rounds, had a 73 to finish fifth at 11 under. His first putt Saturday, a birdie attempt from 12 feet, went 3 feet past the hole and he needed 33 putts during his round of 70.

A drive out of bounds on this third hole of the week led to a double bogey and Day never seemed to full recover his composure Thursday.

Ryu followed her course-record 10-under 61 with a 69 for a two-shot win over fellow South Korean player Amy Yang and Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn.

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