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Jordan Spieth Wins Valspar Championship

Sand saves and clutch putts made Spieth a winner at Innisbrook.

PGA Today

Jordan Spieth shot a two-under 69 in the final round, made clutch putts to force a playoff and eventually won his second PGA Tour title while eclipsing $10M in career earnings.

Spieth drained a 30-foot putt on the third extra hole to beat Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair. The tournament nearly ended on the second playoff hole as O’Hair lipped a 12-foot birdie putt. O’Hair hasn’t won since the 2011 Canadian Open but put himself in position on Sunday with a bogey-free back-nine en route to a four-under 67.

“I gave myself a chance,” O’Hair said. “That’s really all I can do. I played solid all day, played solid all week, and then the playoff was a ton of fun. Two young guys made me feel really old.”

Spieth moved up to No. 6 in the world rankings with the win and the 21-year old is firmly entrenched among the favorites at The Masters next month.

After taming the Snake Pit at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, Spieth now has four wins worldwide and has three tournament titles in his last eight starts.

The next stop on the PGA Tour will be in Orlando, Florida for the Arnold Palmer Invitational which begins on Thursday.



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