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Spieth made three incredible birdies on the last 3 holes to win the Dean & DeLuca Invitational on Sunday at Colonial Country Club. "I think the golf gods are certainly on our side," Spieth stated. "I caught some breaks today."
Spieth made a seven-meter birdie on the 16th hole then followed with a 13-meter chip for birdie after his ball had bounced off the grandstand on the 17th hole. With a two-shot lead and one hole left, Spieth cominged in a 10-meter shot for birdie on No. 18 to close the day with a 5-under 65 and finish the competition at 17-under par 263.
Spieth had six birdies and only 9 overall putts on the back nine. He shot par on his very first 9 holes.
"I was questioning the number of putts we had on the back," Spieth said. "I still seemed like I was meeting great shots, the speed was simply off on my putting on the front 9. I had a couple of that would have entered had I put the ideal speed on them."
Spieth began the day with a 1-shot lead over Colonial member Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson. He fell behind by 2 shots at one point, however remained within striking distance with a couple of par-saving shots, particularly on No. 8 from 10 meters.
"I didn't deserve par on 8 by any ways, simply a bad very first shot. I drew a truly tough lie and kind of simply de-celled on the chip," Spieth stated. "Just to have that putt enter, you can hit an ideal putt from that distance, and it's still got to be fortunate for it to in fact discover the bottom of the hole."
It was his very first PGA Tour win in his native Texas. The Dallas citizen has runner-up finishes at Colonial (2015), Valero Texas Open and Shell Houston Open.
The win came in his 95th PGA Tour start at the age of 22 years, 10 months and 2 days. Spieth joins three-time winner Jason Day and two-time winner Adam Scott as the only several winners this season. Spieth also won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
The win likewise responses those wondering if Spieth could recover from the Masters when he lost a five-shot lead in the last nine holes.
"It's not fun to hear people in the crowd strolling down today shouting out 'remember the Masters'" Spieth said. "That's simply what you hear. That's going to take place. To get over that, to obtain over that hurdle in our third competition back says a lot about our character out there."
Harris English closed with a 66 to finish second at 14-under 266.
"I want I would have had a couple of more great birdie opportunities coming down the stretch," English said. "That's how golf is."
Palmer and Simpson tied for third at 13-under 267. Both shot 68 on the last day.
I was enjoyable to be in that environment, in that arena, watching the chips he made, the putts he made," Palmer stated. If I could have made half my putts up there today, I could have been up there with him close. Guy that was fun to enjoy (Spieth)."
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