May 30th, 2016
Perfect! Jordan Spieth wins
Great win for the world number 2
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Jordan Spieth did his best Street Fighter 2 Impression last night winning the Dean and Deluca Invitational by birdieing his final three holes for a three shot victory. Check out this chip in on the 17th, and the 'Perfect' picture above starts to make sense.
That's some chip in under the gun, from a tricky position. With a massive green Masters monkey on his back, Jordan traded it in for this terrible jacket that is reserved for winners at Colonial.
But bad jackets aside he got the job done. Harris English eagled the first to get the pressure on the leaders early doors
Jordan had a slow front nine, but this par putt kick started his round
On the back 9 he switched it up a gear, starting with three straight birdies.
With three to play, Jordan and English were tied. Then He kicked it up a gear.
17 was so good, here it is again.
Down the last Jordan had three putts for the win. Didn't need them.
No duffed chips, no missed putts under pressure. No nerves. Jordan has more wins under the age of 23 than any play post World War 2, more than Tiger even. He's proved he can make mistakes this season, but he's also now proven he can bounce back from them.
This was his first win in his home state of Texas. With Rory wining his home Irish Open last week, and Jason Day winning the Players Championship, the worlds top three have won the last three events they've teed it up in. With the next tournament being the Memorial, played at Jason Day's home course of Muir field Village, can Jason Day make it another win for the home field advantage or will Jordan and Rory have something to say about that?