Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

Ruben Hill
June 26, 2017

Jordan Spieth holed a bunker shot to win the Travelers Championship in a playoff and become the second youngest player in the modern era behind Tiger Woods to post 10 US PGA Tour victories.

A windy afternoon kept anyone from catching him at TPC River Highlands.

It also kept fourth-ranked Jason Day from making the cut for a second straight week. After kicking off in 69-70-69, the Duke alum began T42 on 2-under, four short of the overnight top 10.

2016 FedExCup victor and No. 3 Rory McIlroy posted scores of 67-73 in his first appearance at the Travelers Championship to make the cut.

The Walmart is the tournament before the LPGA Tour's next major of the season, KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Jordan Spieth tips his hat to fans as he is introduced at the first hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. "I just had to get it done".

Then, on the same hole to start the playoff, Spieth's second shot once again found the bunker.

"I won't be thinking about trying to win the tournament from there", he said.

Eighty-five players made the cut and 68 finished within seven shots of the lead.

Five-time tour victor Patrick Reed followed up an opening-round 67 with a 66 in round two, marked by five birdies, including a 24-foot birdie putt on No.1 and a 13½ foot birdie putt on his last hole, No. 18. I've had a lot more birdie putts, a lot more greens. I think I've been up there playing pretty solid golf. Maybe a little bit of surface water.

Reid had a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th and reached as low as 8 under before falling back with a pair of back-nine bogeys.

Local favorite Stacy Lewis (69) and Michelle Wie (64) tied for fourth at 13 under.

MUNICH - Joakim Lagergren and Joel Stalter took the lead at the BMW International Open at 9 under at the midway point, one stroke ahead of former champions Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.

Lagergren (66) had eight birdies and two bogeys for a 6 under in the second round.

Ryu, who finished with a tournament-record score of 18-under, is the first two-time victor on the LPGA Tour this season. Peter Jacobsen had at least a share of the lead after every round in 2003.

He quickly recovered at the 202-yard par-three eighth hole, holing from eight yards for birdie.

McIlroy's 64 to move to six-under was not about to win him the title in CT, but, after such a frustrating season plagued by injury, it did launch him back on a very confident track towards next month's Open Championship.

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