The drought is no more. Jordan Spieth has finally won a PGA tournament in his home state of Texas.
After a rough final round last week at the AT&T Byron Nelson, Spieth left no doubt this time at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth. And he did it in style.
Spieth had amazing birdies on the 16th, 17th and 18th to seal the deal and get his eight PGA tournament win.
The back nine proved to be every bit of dramatic. Spieth had Ryan Palmer and Harris English to contend with for the top spot on the leaderboard, and things were getting interesting until Spieth hit just an absurd chip shot from 20-feet out on No. 16 that found the bottom of the cup. After that you could sense this was his for the taking.
However, it was a rollercoaster of emotions on No. 17 when Spieth’s tee shot put him in the rough and caused his approach to go over the green, ending with a back-hole location. He then made another amazing chip shot afterwards to basically wrap it up before ever teeing off on 18. He birdied the final hole from 34-feet to win by three shots, finishing at 17-under 65.
The Sunday struggles were over. The back nine blues, the Masters meltdown, all history.
Spieth now sits in third place behind Jason Day and Adam Scott in the Fedex Cup standings.
Written by C. James