Jordan Spieth earns 13th PGA Tour play-off win at Harbor Town

Texan Jordan Spieth returned his best card of the week on Sunday before getting the better of compatriot Patrick Cantlay on the first hole of the playoffs to win for the 13th time in his PGA Tour career.

Left 3 strokes back jordan spieth He had to be patient to record a 13th PGA Tour win on his record. The first since his success at the Valero Texas Open last year, also won on Easter Sunday.

Author of a good start with two eagles in 5 holes, the Dallas player completed his 4th round with two birdies in the last third of the Harbor Town Golf Links course, to take command alone at the Club House.

I am very happy that I won without making a great putting performance.

Down -13 overall with qualifying as congested as the A6 motorway on an Easter weekend, the three-time major winner knew he was under threat of a spectacular finish from one of the players who preceded him in the evening classification of the 3rd. round.

7 players one shot away from the play-off

But not the Irish Shane Lowry victim of a double bogey on the 14th, nor the Austrian sepp straka eliminated by a bogey on the 18th, nor Harold Varner III powerless in his last 9 holes, he failed to reach the Texan mark.

Suddenly too short also the winner of the 2014 edition and his 6 top 10 in Hilton Head, matt kuchar. Like the Australian cam davis who tied for best card of the week (63), JT Poston (64) or the leader of the first lap young cameron which was the first participation in this tournament.

unhappy cantlay

Finally the only one who stood in his way, at the cost of a beautiful birdie on 17, was his compatriot Patrick cantley, undoubtedly the toughest opponent on paper.

Number 1 in the FedEx Cup 2021, already defeated in February in the play-off by Scottie Scheffler, Cantlay unfortunately did not weigh much after finding his ball plugged in the bunker of the first hole of the play-off.

Spieth was luckier, and his incredible talent around the greens did the rest. A one-legged exit-putt or so that softened his disappointment last week at the Masters.

“It hurt me not to make the cut at my favorite tournament last week in Augusta. I worked hard to recover and I am very happy that I won without having a great performance.” Spieth trusted the green of 18.

Back in the top 10

Just 60th in Stroke Gain Putting but 1st from Tee to Green, the former world number 1 has shown a great game in clear progress.

Auspicious 4 weeks from the PGA Championship, the second major of the season.

Waiting for this victory, he will return to the world top 10 on Monday, a ranking he has not seen since October 2018!

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