An elated Spieth holes out for 10th US PGA TOUR win: Video

JORDAN SPIETH leapt for joy after holing a 20 yard bunker shot on the first playoff hole at the Travelers Championship to defeat Daniel Berger and claim his 10th TOUR victory at the age of 23.

The Texan’s 10th victory was a lot like his first, when he holed out from a bunker on the 72nd hole of the 2013 John Deere Classic to get into a playoff.

After holing out Spieth threw his club in elation and then had one of those mid air bump celebration thingies with his caddie Michael Greller, who he later publicly applauded for helping him keep his final round together, particularly after he missed a couple of very short putts.

Spieth is now sandwiched between Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the youngest to win 10 times (Woods had 15 victories before he turned 24).

“That was awesome,” Spieth said of his dramatic victory. “I don’t know if I will ever have a moment like that again.”

Australia’s best was 2012 champion Marc Leishman, who shot a final round 1-under 69, to finish T17 at 6-under, six behind the winning mark set by Spieth (70) and Berger (67).

Jason Day missed his second cut in a row.

 

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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