Spieth wins again down under
TWO-TIME major champion Jordan Spieth won the Australian Open for the second time in three years after defeating Ashley Hall and Cameron Smith in a sudden-death playoff in Sydney yesterday.
Spieth won at the first playoff hole with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th green at Royal Sydney Golf Club as Hall was unable to convert from 8 feet to extend the playoff.
The world number five shot a final round three-under-par 69 to join clubhouse leaders Hall and Smith at 12-under-par, needing a par putt from seven feet on the 72nd hole to get into the playoff.
Smith – who shot a final-round 66 – missed a 40-foot birdie putt in the playoff.
‘We made the putts at the very end that mattered.’
2016 Australian Open Champion
Despite Aung Thu’s 73rd-minute equaliser, a heartbreaking late goal from Vietnam’s Le Cong Vin (80’) put Vietnam too far to catch, as Myanmar dropped their first match as 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup Group B hosts.