Americans Spieth and Berger in playoff at Travelers


Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an awesome final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship.

After a 54-hole lead and arguably the shot of the year with Jordan Spieth's hole out for birdie, resulting in victory, from a greenside bunker on the first playoff hole, the 2017 Travelers Championship was one to remember.

The play-off loss deprived 24-year-old Berger of a second victory in three starts, having won the St Jude Classic two weeks ago.

"That was one for the ages", said Spieth.

Berger, who led going into last year's final round before tying for fifth place, began Sunday's action in third place and finally tied Spieth when he birdied 15 and Spieth three-putted 14 for bogey.

JUST MISSED: Berger puts up a valiant battle.

"It's really comprehensive", says Grube. That's cliche, but a couple (birdies) a side on a round like today, I thought at the beginning of the week if you shot four under each day, you'd be right there.

The crowd behind the 18th green erupted as the improbable bunker shot rolled into the cup.

But after clipping his third to three feet, he missed the putt for birdie and did the same on the next green to slip back to 11 under.

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Spieth and Berger tied at 12-under-par 268 heading into the playoff. Spieth's drive bounced off a tree and into the fairway.

This time, Spieth popped it out of the bunker.

A disappointed Berger, who has known Spieth since he was a teenager, said: "He hit an unbelievable bunker shot". Spieth tossed his club and immediately ran up to his caddy and gave him a chest bump.

"Jordan doing Jordan things", said Greller, Spieth's caddie and on-course psychologist, who reminded him just before he stepped into that bunker in front of the 18th green that "magic happens here".

A day after carding one of his best score of seven-under 63, India's Anirban Lahiri once again had problems with his putter in the third round and slipped to tied 28th at the Travelers Golf Championship, here.

Boo Weekley, the self-proclaimed good old boy from the Florida panhandle, entered Sunday a shot off the lead. He putts just fine and shoots 64 to move up 43 spots to T-17 at 6 under. "It feels like I ve been out here a long time".

"That s incredible", Spieth said. On Sunday, he finally found one that cooperated.

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - So Yeon Ryu has become the LPGA Tour's first two-time victor this season by taking the NW Arkansas Championship with a tournament-record 18-under 195 total. He closed with 6-under 66 for 15-under 201 and a two-stroke victory over Scott Verplank (69).

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