Jordan Spieth ends four-year title drought with victory at Texas Open

Jordan Spieth ended his 1,351-day victory drought as he battled his way to a two-shot success on home turf at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday.

The 27-year old Spieth carded a splendid 6-under-par 66 in the final round to finish 18 under 270 for the tournament at the TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course, Texas.

Spieth, who last won at the Open Championship in England in 2017, has played some good golf on his home turf this week, with all four rounds under par to claim his 12th PGA Tour title.

The second position claimed by Charlie Hoffman at 16 under, after carding an identical 6-under 66 on Sunday.

England's Matt Wallace (70) took third place at 14 under, while Lucas Glover (66) finished in fourth place at 12 under, and India's Anirban Lahiri (69) settled for fifth place at 10 under.

"There were a lot of times when I wasn't sure I would be here, talking about (a victory)," Spieth said on the NBC broadcast. "I never really doubted myself to be able to get back to where I wanted to go, but when you lose confidence, a lot of times it's hard to see the positive going forward. I just kept my head down."

"I've got quite a bit to piece together in my game, so it's actually pretty easy for me to put my head down and actually focus on getting to work for this next week," said Spieth, adding that he hoped to work on his swing.

"The consistency and the cleanup and kind of the tightness of the swing has still quite a ways to go."

Spieth, who finished at 18-under 270, moved to No.38 in the world. He is back in the top 50 for the first time in more than a year.

Posted on: 2021 Apr 5 Mon
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