Jordan Spieth defeated Patrick Cantlay with a par on the first playoff hole to win the RBC Heritage on Sunday.
The three-major champion Spieth, who started his final round three shots behind the leader, had a brilliant final round of 5-under 66, and with a par shot on the playoff, he ended his twelve-month winless streak on the PGA Tour.
Playing four groups ahead of Cantlay, Spieth had birdied the par-18th for a 5-under 66 and a 13-under 271. Cantlay, on the other side, was required to hit a birdie on the 18th to win the event, but he parred the final hole to force the playoff.
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In the playoff, the 2021 FedEx Cup winner Cantlay missed the par putt while Spieth grabbed the oppourtunity with both hands and had a par putt to win the event.
The road to the win was not smooth for Spieth, as when he ended his final round, he was one stroke behind Shane Lowry, but Lowry's double-bogey on the par-3 14th ruined his chances of winning the competition. He finished one stroke behind after a 69.
Cam Davis of Australia grabbed the honours of hitting the best round of the day with an 8-under 63 and finished his run at tied-3rd third alongside Shane Lowry and five others.
Spieth had two great eagles earlier in the day, the first on the par-5 second hole, which he punched in from 57 feet and eight inches, and the other on the par-5 seventh hole, which he hammered from seven yards.
The win also helped the three-time major champion, Spieth, to move back inside the top-10 in the world rankings.
Posted on: 2022 Apr 18 Mon