Former world primary Jordan Spieth gained the Texas Open by two pictures to finish a winless streak that stretched again to his victory at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in 2017.
The 27 yr outdated American hit seven birdies in a last spherical 66 to complete on 18 underneath and beat enjoying companion Charley Hoffman by two strokes.
“It’s been an extended highway,” stated Spieth, who has now gained 12 PGA Tour titles. “I by no means actually doubted myself that I’d get again to the place I wished to go however once you lose confidence, a number of occasions it’s onerous to see the positives going ahead, and I simply stored my head down.”
The win comes after a number of close to misses this yr, with Spieth having led after three rounds at each the Phoenix Open and Pebble Seashore Professional-Am in February.
Spieth was tied for the lead earlier than Sunday’s last spherical with England’s Matt Wallace, who completed 4 pictures again in third. Hoffman had lower Spieth’s result in one shot, however he birdied the seventeenth gap at TPC San Antonio to revive his benefit.
Wallace, in search of his first PGA Tour victory, had matched Spieth’s birdie on the second earlier than a wayward drive price him a bogey on the fourth. His putter then let him down as he missed a bunch of birdie probabilities throughout a irritating run of 11 successive pars earlier than he birdied the par-3 sixteenth after firing his tee shot to inside seven ft. He adopted that up with one other birdie on the seventeenth earlier than making a par on the final to complete 4 behind Spieth on 14 underneath after carding a 70.
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