Daniel Berger and Michael Greller had far different points of view on Jordan Spieth's playoff-winning 61-foot bunker shot yesterday to win the Travelers Championship, but they had the same reaction to it. "Which is just bad for me to think because I was so much more out of position than he was", Spieth said.
CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 25: Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates after chipping in for birdie from a bunker on the 18th green to win the Travelers Championship in a playoff against Daniel Berger of the United States (not pictured) at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2017 in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Spieth was the victor of the Travelers Championship. "For it to actually kind of spin in, I went and jumped up and saw it kind of spinning towards the middle of the hole and I'm like, no way". And I went nuts.
Spieth complimented Berger for the low-five as a "class act".
Spieth held on for the victory following his chip as Berger missed a long birdie putt, which would have forced another hole. Gene Littler did it here at the Insurance City Open in 1959.
In victory, however improbable, Spieth felt for his friend, who came darn close to pulling off a jaw-dropping putt in the playoff.
"It s just Jordan doing Jordan things", Berger said. Then he took the rake with him to the clubhouse.
Spieth's birdie pipped out countryman Daniel Berger in the playoff after Berger had posted 12-under, leaving Spieth to par the 72nd hole to force a playoff.
On the playoff hole, Berger hit his drive left and into the crowd behind a fairway bunker.
It also marked the second time Spieth has holed out from a bunker in a such a pressure situation.
Berger's 155-yard approach from the left rough stopped just on the front of the green.
"The one that Patrick beat me on was just bogus though", Spieth said on Sunday at the Travelers Championship. The attendance for the week was estimated to be around 290,000, which was a 30 percent increase from previous year, according to Tournament Director Nathan Grube.
"It was tough, " said Spieth.
"I mean, the ground was shaking it was so loud. This one and Phoenix is kind of two that stick out to come to on the PGA Tour season, just given the excitement of the closing holes".
The fans all were congregated for the sensational finish. He had rounds of 67, 73 and 70 earlier in the tournament.
While already extremely accomplished in his short golf career, recently, Spieth has been in a bit of a rut.