That “slump” didn’t last long.
Jordan Spieth won for the first time in his home state of Texas on Sunday, winning the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial after closing on Sunday with three straight birdies.
Sharing the lead on the 16th hole, Spieth sunk this curling 25-footer.
On the 17th hole, Spieth’s tee shot ricocheted off the leg of a marshal and back into the short rough. His next shot went over the back of the green, and after taking relief from a temporary obstacle, Spieth somehow chipped in, almost securing the win.
Spieth then found himself on the 18th green, 34 feet from the hole, with three putts to win. He didn’t need them; he drained his longest putt of the round to extend his winning margin to three strokes.
Spieth’s win at Colonial was his eighth PGA Tour win of his career, moving him ahead of Tiger Woods to second place for most wins by age 22.