- Jordan Spieth is back.
- Spieth secured his first win in more than three years at the Valero Texas Open over the weekend.
- The win comes days before the start of the Masters, where Spieth could win his second green jacket.
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Jordan Spieth is all the way back.
After three years without a victory, Spieth won the Valero Texas Open over the weekend, holding off Charley Hoffman in the final group to take down the tournament.
Spieth, a Texas native and former Longhorn, played well on his home turf, with all four rounds under par and finishing 18-under, two strokes clear of the competition.
It’s been a long road back for Spieth, who had not won an event since the 2017 Open Championship. Since then, Spieth has looked like differing levels of lost, barely contending for several long stretches of play.
But Spieth began to show some signs of his old self early this year, starting with a blistering round of 61 at the Waste Management Open in February. Since then, Spieth found himself fighting on the front pages of leaderboards at several events, and on Sunday, he finally reached the summit.
While Spieth did well to hold off his challengers on Sunday, his shot of the tournament came on Saturday, with a near-impossible birdie-save at the par 4 No. 17.
After a wayward drive, Spieth found himself on the wrong side of the rocks, needing a miracle shot out of the dirt to get back into the hole. It was a flop shot that must be seen to be believed.
—PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 4, 2021
Spieth was able to head into Sunday tied for the lead with that birdie, and after playing the final round 6-under, take home the trophy.
The win comes just days before the Masters, the biggest prize in golf and a tournament that Spieth has been known to contend. From 2014-2018, Spieth finished in the top three in four of his five appearances at Augusta National, including taking the green jacket in 2015.
Given the way he played this week, don’t be surprised if Spieth is once again in the hunt to take home a second green jacket next Sunday.
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