Berger made a real fight of it though and can count himself very unlucky to lose in such circumstances.
"If I was in Berger's shoes, I'd be cursing Jordan Spieth right now for the break off the tee and then holing a 30-yard bunker shot", Spieth said.
"It was a battle".
"It s just Jordan doing Jordan things", Berger said.
"But I took advantage of the good breaks and am happy to come out on top".
"I jumped up and saw it (ball) coming right down on the pin", he said of his final shot.
That's exactly what happened on Sunday evening when Spieth was competing against Daniel Berger in a playoff at the Travelers Championship. The playoff brought some divine interference for Spieth as a shot that was zooming left smacked a tree and jutted into the fairway.
When the raucous scene finally quieted back down, Berger missed his long putt from the back of the green. The last player to win in Cromwell in his first start was Phil Blackmar in 1985.
He also had to get up and down for par from a greenside bunker on 18 in regulation to finish at 12-under, then waited for Spieth to do the same thing to set up the playoff. Needless today, we're sure he'll be back again. "Today was a little harder than some of the other times, but all in all, a win's a win". Play the way we played the first couple holes. Spieth and McIlroy are playing the TPC River Highlands for the first time. I mean this whole week I haven't felt comfortable on the greens.
Dixon edged Josef Newgarden by 0.57 seconds to claim his first victory at Road America.
Schenk made a 25-foot putt on the par-4 18th for his first tour victory after closing with a bogey on the hole in regulation to fall into the playoff.
He also told the crowd after winning, "I'm probably going to buy a house here".
"I think I tossed my wedge not even like tomahawk, like from the shaft tossed it", Spieth said. "It's up there. Sixteen at Augusta (when Spieth won in 2015) was really a loud one too".
He's the third player to go wire-to-wire alone in the lead at the CT event.
"It's one of most surreal experiences I've ever been a part of", said Grube, who just completed his 13th year as tournament director. Not just in a playoff or with a chip-in ending; it gives golf an image to promote both Spieth's generational talent and his youthful energy.