The clutch putting of Jordan Spieth led to his second PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Valspar Championship, which had arguably the most exciting finish in 18 official events so far this season.
Trailing Ryan Moore by a shot through three rounds, Spieth’s final-round 69 put him in a playoff alongside Ryder Cup partner Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2011. Spieth needed only 28 putts in 21 holes Sunday and clinched the victory with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole. He also drained a very testy 12-footer for par on the 72nd hole, after pulling his tee shot left and leaving his second shot well short of the green in deep rough.
Here’s Spieth’s game-winner on the par-3 17th hole:
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While Sunday was certainly Spieth’s most impressive day with the putter, he rolled the ball well all week and wound up ranked T1 in putts with just 105 through 72 holes. He also finished second in putts per GIR and T1 in three-putt avoidance (with none).
Spieth’s putter is a Scotty Cameron 009 prototype, the same putter he used to capture his first PGA Tour victory at the 2013 John Deere Classic.