Jordan Spieth entered the John Deere Classic with high confidence. Spieth already entered the tournament with three victories under his belt already this season including his two major victories at The Master’s and the U.S. Open. This was also the course where Spieth recorded his first career PGA Tour Victory back in 2013.
After a slow start on Friday, Spieth was able to rebound and win the John Deere Classic recording his fourth PGA Tour win of the season. Yesterday Spieth shot the round of his life, as he shot a career low 61 which gave him a two shot lead going into the final round of the tournament today.
Tom Gills had a great final round as he shot seven under for the day, which forced a playoff with Spieth to decide the winner. At one point Gills had a comfortable lead over Spieth, but Gills finished his final seven holes at even par while Spieth did quite the opposite.
It was during the final seven holes where Spieth was able to finish strong as he got back into contention with four birdies in five holes. It was his birdie on no.17 where Spieth tied and forced the playoff with Gills and he never looked back. Spieth beat Gills on the second playoff hole to bring home his second career victory at the John Deere Classic.
ESPN’s Jason Sobel tweeted ” Jordan Spieth wins John Deere Classic. Fourth PGA Tour win this year; first player with that many before The Open since Tiger Woods in 2000″.
Whats next for Spieth? The Open Championship at St. Andrews next weekend where he will get a chance to continue making history. In the history of the PGA Tour, no one has ever won the Grand Slam in a single season and Spieth already won the first two major championships of the Grand Slam this year. Spieth is also the youngest player all-time to win the Masters and U.S. Open in a career and he’s the youngest to win multiple major championships since Gene Sarazen in 1922 Jay Coffin reports.
Spieth continues to open the eyes of spectators, analysts and fans around the world. All eyes will be on Spieth next weekend at St. Andrews as he attempts to win The Open Championship and continue re-writing the record books.
Watch: Jordan Spieth shoots career low score of 61, round three highlights from John Deere Classic