It was traditional Jordan Spieth golf on what his caddie, Michael Greller, referred to as “the least Jordan golf course that we play all 12 months.”
However with some terrific short-game work and arguably probably the greatest placing rounds of his profession, Spieth shot a final-round 67 at Liberty Nationwide in Jersey Metropolis on Sunday and completed the Northern Belief with a complete of 12-under, 4 pictures again of winner Patrick Reed.
“It’s most likely one of many worst tracks for my recreation,” Spieth stated. “Total it was a powerful enchancment on the mentality aspect and bodily aspect tee-to-green, despite the fact that it could not present up that approach.”
Spieth got here into the week ranked No. 67 within the FedEx Cup standings, simply inside the highest 70 who make it to the second leg of the playoffs subsequent week in Chicago. He has had some shaky weekends this 12 months, and after a third-round 74 this week, he gained fairly a little bit of confidence with Sunday’s scrambling rating. That included holing a sand shot on No. 12 (after he missed the inexperienced with a wedge), plus deft up-and-downs on the ultimate three holes.
Now the purpose is to get into the highest 30 and make the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. Spieth is at the moment 44th.
“I do know the distinction of dropping again to 11[-under] versus 12[-under] what that does for my probabilities subsequent week is massive,” Spieth stated. “I checked out [the putt on 18] as massive as a putt to win a golf event as a result of my final purpose is to make it to East Lake.”
Adam Scott shot a splendid 65 to get the Australian in at 13-under, good for fifth.
“The story of my 12 months: I simply tee off too far again on Sunday to really feel like I can win this stuff,” he stated. “And when I’ve had a great spherical, another person has had a greater spherical.”
Joaquin Niemann (6-under), Wyndham Clark (9-under), and Troy Merritt (10-under) had been the three gamers to go from exterior the highest 70 to inside, whereas Sergio Garcia, Danny Lee, Matt Wolff and Kevin Streelman all fell out.
The crowds had been comparatively well mannered all week, however Jon Rahm scolded a fan who yelled whereas he was placing on the 18th gap, saying, “What are you doing? Come on.”