Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

  • Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an incredible final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship.

"It's one of most surreal experiences I've ever been a part of", said Grube, who just completed his 13th year as tournament director.

In this case it was merely academic, because Day would have missed the cut anyway.

Third-ranked Rory McIlroy shot 64 to finish on 274, having struggled much of the week before rebounding in the final round to carry some confidence into the run-up to next month s British Open.

The closing charge by Spieth followed back-to-back bogeys from the 13th and put him at 12-under-par 198, while Weekley made five birdies in a bogey-free back nine including the last two holes to shoot 65 for an 11-under total.

World number four Jason Day of Australia missed the cut, firing four bogeys and four birdies for a 70 to stand on 142.

The precise execution enabled Spieth to overcome a back nine meltdown in which he putted poorly and nearly allowed fast-finishing Berger to steal victory. I can play a very full schedule going forward from here till the rest of the year.

Patrick Reed (66) and Troy Merritt (68) were tied for second. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.385 strokes tee-to-green, now No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 7,042. He said he "got goose bumps and chills" and even screamed when Spieth's shot went in.

U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka isn't in CT this week, but former Florida State teammate Chase Seiffert is in contention. He made two eagles Friday and finished with a 66 to reach 6 under.

Padraig Harrington enjoyed a better day as he sits tied eighth after a one-under par round of 69, which included two birdies and one bogey, the only one Harrington has had in 36 holes to date. "I'll definitely be back".

Rodgers was still at Stanford the first time he played here, 2012.

Landing in a greenside bunker on your second shot of a Par 4 usually spells trouble. He failed to get up and down, missing a 6-footer for par.

It looked like Spieth might have blown his bid for a 10th PGA Tour title when he found a bunker on his approach to the replayed 18th hole.

"I must say I felt a little more comfortable on the greens, so this might be one that stays in the bag for a few weeks". "Obviously, there was a tiny bit of drizzle".

"Boy, we just wanted a chance". She also had a long par-saving up-and-down out of the bunker on the par-4 13th. He then putted in from off the green on 14.

"It took a little right bounce and cut spin and it rolled up the hole".

Ai Miyazato, of Japan, watches her tee hot on the 16th hole during the third round of the LPGA Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., Sunday, June 25, 2017.

"Yeah, I saw the boards. On this golf course, we've seen some low scores before". Spieth started Friday morning with the same 1-shot lead after shooting 63 on Thursday.

"I was out (since the Memorial) meditating", he said. The body is kind of easing its way back in. Couples birdied six of the first 11 holes and finished at 15-under 201.

Weather could also affect the scoring Saturday.

The PGA Tour scheduled the golfers to play in threesomes, using both the first and 10th tees, beginning at 10:45 a.m.