Jordan Spieth won the Travelers’ Championship thanks to a birdie chip-in from the bunker on the first playoff hole.
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CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth knows how to play to a crowd at the Travelers Championship.
After losing the lead on the back nine and finishing 18 holes tied with Daniel Berger, Spieth found the perfect way to send home the massive gallery surrounding the 18th green — a birdie chip-in from the sand trap on the first playoff hole.
“It was cool, I mean the ground was shaking it was so loud, what an amphitheater” said Spieth, who tossed his wedge in celebration and then shared a running chest bump with caddie Michael Greller following the 61-foot chip. “Yesterday on 15 was pretty loud, but that one was pretty ridiculous. That’s the loudest I’ve ever been in, it’s up there.”
Spieth, 23, who led the TPC River Highlands tournament all week, joins elite company with Tiger Woods as the only golfer since 1983 to win 10 PGA Tour events before their 24th birthday. Woods won 15.
“I think it’s awesome,” said Spieth, who shot even-par 70 in the final round. “I’m hesitant and will speak out adamantly about not comparing myself to anybody else. I think that’s unfair. I don’t think anybody will do what Tiger did for the game, but it’s really cool to be out here at my age, to experience what we’re able to experience, play golf for a living.
“That’s a dream come true for me.”
It’s the second time Spieth has won after leading a PGA Tour event wire-to-wire. The first time was the 2015 Masters.
“I played the…