San Antonio-Jordan Spieth (Jordan Spieth) ended a downturn that lasted for nearly four years and ended with a 66-under 6-under on Sunday and won the Valero Texas Open. This is the beginning of the Royals in 2017. The first victory since the Birkdale Open.
Now, he heads to Augusta National Park (Augusta National), becoming one of the favorites of the Masters.
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Spieth said: “For me, this is a huge victory.” “This is a long road. Many times I don’t know I will be here.”
Spieth sealed it with a 5-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. He defeated Charlie Hoffman by two shots and won.
Since Royal Birkdale, Spieth has won 82 games on the PGA Tour, but has not won. In the past two years, he has missed the Tour Championship and almost fell into the top 1
But the 27-year-old from Dallas showed signs of turning around. He tied for Phoenix’s 54-hole lead. He led the two to the Pebble Beach final. On his final day into Bay Hill, he was two shots behind.
Spieth and Matt Wallace entered Sunday’s game in San Antonio (TPC) to tie for the lead. When Hoffman was sweating, he birdied a three-shot lead on the 12th hole.
Hoffman needed a victory to return to the Masters. He caught a birdie on the par 3 of 13 and took a 20-foot birdie putt on the edge of the 16 hole on a par 3 of 16 with a one-shot difference. enter.
But he found a bunker on the par-4 tee of the 17th hole. When Spieth moved two shots forward, he had to stabilize to get a par. They both got par on the closed hole. . Hoffman ended the game with a 66.
Spieth trailed 18-18 with 270 points and ranked seventh in the FedEx Cup standings.
Wallace could not keep up and ended with 70 points, only to finish the game in third place. Lucas Glover (66) ranked fourth, while Anirban Lahiri birdied the last hole and scored only 69 points, only ranked fifth.
Spieth is usually the favorite of the Masters in the United States. He was runner-up in his 2014 debut, won the line-to-line championship the following year, and won again after losing the lead of the last nine in 2016. runner up.