Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Golf

Jordan Spieth on a high after fighting back to clinch victory in his home state

By Phil Casey

Published 30/05/2016

Classy triumph: Jordan Spieth
Classy triumph: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth won a PGA event in his home state of Texas for the first time with a three-shot victory at the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club.

It appeared that two-time Major winner Spieth's recent indifferent form in final rounds was continuing when his overnight lead was reeled in by Harris English but a five-under-par back nine took him to a winning total of 17 under in Fort Worth.

Spieth said: "It means a lot, the crowds were fantastic for me, for Palmer - and for Webb, but Ryan being a member here had all his buddies out so people were rooting for both players."

English was second at 14 under with Webb Simpson and Ryan Palmer a further stroke back in third.

Spieth's opening nine featured nothing but pars, allowing English to move ahead after opening with an eagle.

But Spieth found his form and there was no way back for English after he chipped in for a remarkable birdie to move two clear playing the last.

Meanwhile, England's Chris Wood came from three shots down to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph