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Jordan Spieth Names His Four Best Shots of 2015

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Jordan Spieth's historic season of two major victories and five total wins was highlighted by a number of clutch shots. Spieth spoke to GolfChannel.com after the completion of the Hero World Challenge, Spieth's last event of 2015, he listed his four best shots of 2015, and a couple of them the average fan may have forgotten. It comes of little surprise that three of the four were executed at Augusta National.

In no particular order...

"Flop shot at Augusta," Spieth said, referring to the shot he hit on the 18th hole during the third round of the Masters that led to a par save and a four-shot, 54-hole lead. He had just double-bogeyed the 17th hole. The shot was from right of the green, off a downslope, over a bunker to a tight, back pin location. Spieth left himself about seven feet and drained the par-saving putt. Check it out at the 4:30 mark below:

Two more of what Spieth deems as his best shots of 2015 would come the following day.

"Putt on No. 1 in the final round. And No. 3. I'd combine those," Spieth said. He made a birdie putt from about 10 feet on the opening hole of the final round to preserve his four-shot lead after Justin Rose, his playing partner, also made birdie. The birdie on the par-4 third hole was a much tougher putt, from just inside 20 feet with heavy left-to-right break. This boosted Spieth's lead back to four shots over Rose. 

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"Thirteen at the Masters on Sunday." Spieth was able to two-putt for birdie from about 10 feet, following a 5-iron (off a lie with the ball well above his feet) that landed just over Rae's Creek and rolled toward the hole. Check it out at the 3:08 mark below:

"Three-wood on 18 at Chambers." Spieth was tied for the lead standing in the fairway on the par-5 18th hole at Chambers Bay. His second shot with a three wood landed about pin-high right of the flag and rolled up a slope to the back of the green, then came back down towards the hole, stopping within 15 feet of the cup. A two-putt birdie gave him the lead, and eventually, the win.

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