Jordan Spieth’s wife Annie and his newly born son were present to celebrate at the venue as he registered his 13th PGA Tour victory, at RBC Heritage. And going into the weekend, it did not look like Jordan Spieth will win the event as he was missing short tap-in putts on the green. Moreover, Spieth is always rushing to tap the putt, and he has been facing this issue for a while.
However, Spieth said ahead of the final round, Annie who never comments on his golf, gave him crucial advice. “So Annie told me last night, you need to take five seconds now. And she never comments on my golf,” revealed Spieth. “You need to take five seconds if you miss a putt before you hit your tap-in.”
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“So I thought about it today. There was a couple times I was just going to rake it, and I was like, no, I’ve got to take five seconds. I’m just glad it didn’t end up affecting it all, to be honest. Just made it a little more exciting at the end.”
Hence, Annie’s advice stuck in Spieth’s head as played some incredible golf on the final day. Jordan took his time even if he had a tap-in putt. Therefore, he went onto card 66 for the day and shared the top spot with Patrick Cantlay.
Jordan Spieth holds off Patrick Cantlay in the playoff
Jordan Spieth posted a score of -13 and had the clubhouse lead. However, Cantlay was right behind him as he finished -3 for the day and got to -13 for the event. Hence, they faced each other in the playoff on the 18th hole. Moreover, Spieth managed to finish the hole in par with a brilliant up and down from the greenside bunker.
However, unfortunately, Cantlay couldn’t make par as he hit a terrible shot from the greenside bunker. He had around 35ft putt to tie the hole, which he couldn’t make, and was left with 5ft for a bogey. In this manner, Jordan Spieth registered his first victory as a new dad and of this season as well.