Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot in playoff to win Travelers Championship

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Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot in playoff to win Travelers Championship

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Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot in playoff to win Travelers Championship

The PGA Tour is in Cromwell, Conn., for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

We tracked all of Sunday’s final-round action. Look back at what was an amazing finish…

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UPDATE No. 32 (6:38 p.m. ET): Here’s your recap. If you’re a Jordan Spieth fan, you’d better sit down for this one.

UPDATE No. 31 (6:22 p.m. ET): Unbelievable. Spieth holes out from bunker for birdie. Berger makes a valiant effort to tie him with birdie putt off green, but it doesn’t drop. Spieth wins! That’s 10 PGA Tour titles.

UPDATE No. 30 (6:15 p.m. ET): Spieth and Berger on the approach. Tough to say who has advantage.

UPDATE No. 29 (6:12 p.m. ET): Drives on first playoff hole … not great for either. Advantage Spieth, maybe?

UPDATE No. 28 (6 p.m. ET): Spieth with the putt to force a playoff … GOT IT.  Onto extras…

UPDATE No. 27 (5:57 p.m. ET): Spieth knocks it close. He should force a playoff…

UPDATE No. 26 (5:54 p.m. ET): Spieth hit a perfect drive down the fairway and then does this on his approach. Wow, he needs to get up and down from there to force playoff with Berger.

UPDATE No. 25 (5:50 p.m. ET): Spieth lags to a foot or so and that’s a par. Berger finds front greenside bunker at 18 and blasts out to a few feet. If he can make par, he’s in at 12 under. Spieth would then need to birdie to win outright.

UPDATE No. 24 (5:40 p.m. ET): Spieth comes up short on his approach at 17, but it does find dry land. Third time in five holes he flirted with the water. But Spieth is holding tight and will have 19-footer for birdie. Berger hits tee shot in rough at 18th.

UPDATE No. 23 (5:34 p.m. ET): Not. Going. Away. Berger rolls in 7-footer for birdie at 17, and he’s now tied for the lead at 12 under. Wow! Spieth missed 10-footer for birdie at 16, so we are absolutely deadlocked.

UPDATE No. 22 (5:33 p.m. ET): After rolling in 8-footer for par at 16 to remain in a share at the time (now one back), Berger is feeling it.

UPDATE No. 21 (5:28 p.m. ET): The tee shot could’ve gone in the water and Spieth didn’t think his birdie putt would drop here. Quite a lucky birdie, but there are no pictures on the scorecard, and the scorecard says Spieth is -12. Solo leader again.

UPDATE No. 20 (5:21 p.m. ET): Geez. Spieth almost hits his tee shot in the water at 15. It somehow holds up and stays dry but he will have some 20 feet for birdie on what’s a really easy par 4.

UPDATE No. 19 (5:14 p.m. ET): Welp. Spieth has 18 feet from fringe at 14, leaves himself 3 feet and misses that one for par. That bogey drops him to 11 under. And now his lead is gone. He’s tied with Berger. But Spieth does have drivable par-4 15th, a hole Berger had already played. Boo Weekley is just one back on that tee.

UPDATE No. 18 (5:10 p.m. ET): Daniel Berger makes a great up and down for birdie at 15 to move to 11 under. He’s just one back now! But that’s a really birdieable hole that Spieth is yet to play.

UPDATE No. 17 (4:55 p.m. ET): Wow. Spieth had a 4-footer for birdie at 13 after a lay up and a sensational wedge, but he missed it. That’s par, but he’s still just two ahead heading to 14. Big opportunity missed to take a three-shot lead.

UPDATE No. 16 (4:40 p.m. ET): Spieth three-putts for bogey at No. 12 to move back to 12 under. And then he nearly hits his tee shot on 13 in the water. He is safe but that’s probably a lay up on the par 5. He’s only two up on four players now.

UPDATE No. 15 (4:25 p.m. ET): Weekley bogeys No. 10, and Spieth is now three ahead at 13 under. Both par No. 11 to retain their spots.

UPDATE No. 14 (4:05 p.m. ET): Weekley bogeyed No. 8 and parred the ninth. Spieth goes par-par. That means he’s still 13 under and will have a two-shot lead going to the back nine.

UPDATE No. 13 (3:40 p.m. ET): Boo!!! He holes a bunker shot for birdie at No. 7, and now he’s within one of Spieth!

UPDATE No. 12 (3:24 p.m. ET): Weekley birdies No. 6 after rolling in an 11-footer. Spieth actually makes a great up-and-down for par, but that means Boo is one-shot closer. That three-shot lead is now back down to two: Spieth, -13 and Weekley, -11.

UPDATE No. 11 (3:20 p.m. ET): Weekley bogey No. 5  after tee shot over the green. He falls to 10 under. Danny Lee birdies Nos. 7, 8 and 9 to catch him. They are T-2 at 10 under, three behind Spieth.

UPDATE No. 10 (2:55 p.m. ET): Boo!! Weekley birdies No. 3 to move to 12 under and within two. Spieth struggles at No. 4, hitting into the rough, advancing his second shot less than 40 yards and making bogey. But Weekley can’t take advantage. He fails to get up-and-down from intermediate, hitting 112-yard shot to 5 feet but missing the par putt. To update: Spieth, -13 and Weekley, -11 through four holes.

UPDATE No. 9 (2:25 p.m. ET): Spieth hits it close again at the second. He rolls in a 7-footer for birdie to move to 14 under. He’s now three ahead. Will this be a runaway?

UPDATE No. 8 (2:11 p.m. ET): Spieth stuffs his second shot to 5 feet and rolls in the birdie putt. What a start! That moves him to 13 under and two ahead. Going back to Saturday, Spieth has now birdied four of his last five holes.

UPDATE No. 7 (2:06 p.m. ET): Patrick Reed, ladies and gentlemen. He holes bunker shot at No. 7 for birdie and he’s already -4 for round and -9 overall. Captain America is just three back!

UPDATE No. 6 (2:02 p.m. ET): The final group is off! Jordan Spieth and Boo Weekley tee off No. 1 and this will be interesting.

Something odd: A fan required medical attention just moments before tee off, and Speith and Weekley actually wanted to delay teeing off until that person was attended to. The pair eventually teed off a minute or two late, but that part doesn’t matter. Hopefully that person is OK.

UPDATE No. 5 (1:35 p.m. ET): Patrick Reed may be gearing up for a big Sunday. After a third-round 72, Reed birdies No. 2, 3 and 5 to move to 8 under. He’s now just four back.

UPDATE No. 4 (12:30 p.m. ET): Not a great closing hole, but McIlroy jumps 49 spots to T-11 after that 64. He finishes with 6-under 274.

UPDATE No. 3 (12:25 p.m. ET): After another par on 17, McIlroy is still 7 under. He is 17/17 in GIR in this final round. Can he go perfect … Nope. Originally, PGA Tour had McIlroy at 23 feet from his second-shot approach from right rough. That was incorrect. His approach actually comes up well short in right rough and he gets it to 9 feet from there. Missed putt means closing bogey and a 6-under 64.

UPDATE No. 2 (11:55 a.m. ET): McIlroy pars 16, but that still means he’s 7 under. Let’s reiterate, this is his third putter in three days and he’s doing THIS. Here’s the full breakdown on his putter merry-go-round this week.

UPDATE No. 1 (11:45 a.m. ET): Rory McIlroy is finally coming alive. Four birdies in his last five holes and he’s 7 under for the round and the tournament through 15. He’s gone from T-60 to T-7. And it’s with another new putter from Saturday. His strokes gained: putting Sunday is +.799.

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