Spi­eth holes bunker shot to win Trav­el­ers play­off

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

CROMWELL, CONN. | Jor­dan Spi­eth needed an ex­tra hole, a lit­tle bit of luck and an amaz­ing fi­nal shot to fin­ish off a wire-to-wire vic­tory in the Trav­el­ers Cham­pi­onship.

The two-time ma­jor cham­pion holed out from 60 feet for birdie from a green­side bunker on the first hole of a play­off with Daniel Berger on Sun­day at TPC River High­lands.

The 23-year-old Texan joined Tiger Woods as the only PGA Tour play­ers with 10 vic­to­ries in the era since World War II. Woods won 15 times be­fore he turned 24.

“That was one for the ages,” said Spi­eth, also the win­ner at Peb­ble Beach in Fe­bru­ary.

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