Jordan Spieth made an emphatic statement with his back nine performance on Sunday at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational to earn his first PGA Tour win in the state of Texas.
Spieth opened with all pars on his front nine, but tore through the back nine with six birdies and just one bogey to post a final round 65 and finish at 17 under, three clear of second place. Spieth closed with birdies on the final three holes of the day, none more impressive than his chip-in on the 17th that put him two shots clear of Harris English and essentially iced his win.
Spieth's performance on the back nine at Colonial shook off any demons still lingering from his meltdown at Augusta National two months ago, and his win sets up a showdown with Jason Day and Rory McIlroy at the Memorial Tournament next week. Day, McIlroy and Spieth, the top three golfers in the world, have now all won their most recent event.