Jordan Spieth may have had to put some hecklers in their place on Wednesday, but he earned his ninth career PGA tour victory on Sunday by winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Spieth began six shots ahead of the field and the closest anyone got was within three. He clinched the tournament with a two-under 70 performance, winning by four shots ahead of Kelly Kraft. There was not much drama for Spieth, but he certainly did not seem to mind saying, “That’s a dream round when you’re leading by a bunch.”
Jordan Spieth is a winner again! 🏆
He's claimed the @ATTProAm by 4 shots.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 12, 2017
The 2015 U.S. Open champion was in a groove on Sunday running off 14 consecutive pars before sinking a 30-foot putt for birdie on the par-3 17th hole. He also sank a 12-foot birdie on the par-5 second. Even though there were no fireworks on the course, Spieth’s caddie, Michael Greller, urged the 23-year old, “Keep playing boring golf.”
If “boring golf” means playing the final 28 holes without a single bogey, that’s exactly what Spieth did to join some elite company. Spieth is now the second youngest ever to win nine PGA tour events, sitting between Tiger Woods (youngest) and Jack Nicklaus (third youngest). Spieth will now take on the Genesis Open at Riviera next week with his eyes on the No. 1 ranking spot, which he should get if he wins. However, he’s going to have to take the spot away from Jason Day.
With the win at Pebble Beach, Spieth has now finished in the Top 10 in all four starts this year. After admittedly cutting down his travel this season to focus more on golf, he looks primed to make a run at a few majors this year.