Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

Rory McIlroy's putter switch gets Irishman on track

Notes and observations from Sunday's electrifying final round of the Travelers Championship, where Jordan Spieth holed out from the bunker to dispatch Daniel Berger in a sudden-death playoff.

Spieth's star power drew massive crowds all weekend to the TPC River Highlands, where he led wire-to-wire until leaving the door open with a couple of late bogeys. Spieth and Tiger Woods are the only two players in the modern era to reach 10 wins before turning 24-years-old.

Ryu has five LPGA Tour victories, also winning the major ANA Inspiration in April in a playoff with Lexi Thompson. After opening in 69-67-68, the 40-year-old began T10 on 6-under, six back of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

It was Romero's second European Tour title, ten years after he won the Players Championship of Europe. But then he blasted out and the ball bounced twice on the green and rolled three feet into the cup. "I didn't think it was breaking back at the end".

Harrington suffered two bogeys in his opening four holes but recorded back-to-back birdies on the seventh and eighth to turn in level par and then had three birdies and just one bogey on his homeward run.

"I'm hesitant and will speak out adamantly about not comparing myself to anybody else", he said.

Berger matched that putt with a 7-footer for birdie on the 17th.

"I couldn't have done any worse than what I've done in the first three days, so I just wanted to mix it up and go back to something that looked a little more familiar", said McIlroy, who will now enjoy a week off before heading to Portstewart to host the Irish Open.

'I don't know if I'll ever have a moment equivalent to that again - something like that to win a tournament - but we certainly soaked it in.

They embarked on a playoff after finishing regulation tied at 12-under-par 268, two strokes clear of compatriot Charley Hoffman and New Zealander Danny Lee.

However, Spieth had other ideas and chipped his bunker shot in to leave Berger needing to sink his putt to keep the play-off alive. Spieth's shot at the Classic forced a playoff, which Spieth won at age 19 to become the youngest golfer to win a Tour event in 82 years, according to CBS Sports. He's been trying to find his short game this week and made a decision to switch Saturday from the putter he began using while at the U.S. Open. So we definitely got the right breaks today, even though I was already in the lead, I also got the breaks.

Both youngsters, however, continue to gain valuable experience at the top levels of the game and with time on their side, both seem destined for impressive careers.

Related:

  • China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer: lawyer

    China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer: lawyer

    In Oslo, the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee which awards the peace prize strongly criticised Beijing . He was arrested immediately after the crackdown and released without charge in early 1991.
    Leslie Jones blasts Ritz-Carlton: 'They don't like black people'

    Leslie Jones blasts Ritz-Carlton: 'They don't like black people'

    This past weekend, Los Angeles was filled with Black stars as they celebrated the annual BET Awards . Just steps away from the theater is the Ritz-Carlton where Jones must've camped for the night.
    Uber makes it easier to request a ride for someone else

    Uber makes it easier to request a ride for someone else

    Sometimes it's that person who had too much to drink and sometimes it's that person who doesn't know what an app is. The rider wouldn't quite know which auto to be looking for the and the driver wouldn't know who the rider is.
  • Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets

    Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets

    Find us on Facebook too! Chedean Nation and Deandra Dottin made 39 and 29 runs respectively for West Indies. But their final six wickets fell for a combined 23 runs, as they finished on 204 all out from 47.5 overs.
    Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

    Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

    Trump said getting approval would require travelling a "very, very narrow path" but that "I think we're going to get there". Another thing the Senate credits do is that they go down to more poor people, but the credits themselves will be smaller.
    NBA Awards: LA Clippers' Chris Paul Up For Assist of the Year

    NBA Awards: LA Clippers' Chris Paul Up For Assist of the Year

    D'Antoni turned the team's star player who wasn't known as a defensive player and didn't pass often into the opposite. The NBA will announce the victor of the MVP and the other individual honors during the first NBA Awards show in NY .
  • Cyberattacks Spread From Ukraine to Europe, US

    Cyberattacks Spread From Ukraine to Europe, US

    Maersk issued a similar statement, saying its IT systems "are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyberattack". Mikko Hypponen , chief research officer at F-Secure, ‏ says Petya uses other exploits to spread in internal systems.
    Some GOP Senators Come Out Against Health Bill Only After Announced Delay

    Some GOP Senators Come Out Against Health Bill Only After Announced Delay

    One fan of the Senate bill is the insurer Anthem. "The Senate bill would cut annual household taxes by about $670 on average". In short, the only thing worse politically for the Republicans than keeping Obamacare is passing Ryan-McConnell-Trump-care.
    Bungee jump instructor's poor English lead to teenager's death plunge

    Bungee jump instructor's poor English lead to teenager's death plunge

    She was also underage and the instructor failed to check her ID or to find out if she had parental permission to make the jump. The instructor, who has not been named, has appeared in court accused of causing the Dutch girl's death.
  • Drake & Will Ferrell Teach the Art of the Handshake During NBA Awards

    Drake & Will Ferrell Teach the Art of the Handshake During NBA Awards

    Drake later gushed about his date on Instagram, sharing a photo of them looking cozy at the star-studded event. Sure, the points are certainly key component to basketball, but the fans-they want to see the handshakes.
    GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

    GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

    So Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose two members of his caucus but no more and still have the bill pass. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.

    Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

    Mexico lost Diego Reyes to injury just before the break when the Espanyol defender rolled his ankle making an innocuous pass. Hector Moreno had the ball in the net in the 61st minute but the Video Assistan Referees ruled the goal out for an offside.

Comments

Latest news

CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration
Scaramucci, who describes himself on Twitter as an "American entrepreneur", graciously accepted CNN's apology on Saturday. CNN made a note that the story did not correspond to their editorial standards, that's why it had been removed.

Dad: Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea not connected to Rodman
The 22-year-old from Cincinnati spent 17 months in detention after he was arrested for stealing a political poster from a hotel. The Warmbiers are happy to have their son back alive, even though he is unable to respond because of his comatose state.

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'fiction'
Even thought the issue of deforestation began before Temer's tenure, experts argue that his policies are adding fuel to the fire. On Monday, Fernando Henrique Cardoso , a former president and elder statesman of the party, said in a newspaper column that Mr.

Spider-Man Grabs Coffee, Pranks Starbucks Customers In NYC
If so, where and when did he appear? Rather, Spider-Man first showed up as a little kid in Iron Man 2 back in 2010. Well, technically, he's still young , so maybe a better description would be "a younger Peter Parker".

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran
It was the second nerve gas attack the US has attributed to the Syrian government since 2013. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the threat from the US "unacceptable".

Murray withdraws from exhibition match because of sore hip
The 30-year-old last played at Hurlingham in 2014 after he lost in the last 16 at Queen's. "Of course it's better this time", Soares said.

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
As sales have slumped, Whole Foods executives have tried to highlight what distinguishes it from rivals. Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a $13.7B deal.

Khloe Kardashian Goes Glam for Surprise Birthday Party
A writer on the show said the "Dad + Mom" reference was simply another version of the "goals" hashtag now in the zeitgeist. But most likely, Khloe is just joking, and we'll have to wait to celebrate the happy announcement one day ~soon~.

United Kingdom government pledges more fire survivor funds
Fire safety experts said the fire at Grenfell Tower was a tragedy that could have been avoided, if warnings had been heeded. It has also emerged that in Camden, where four blocks were evacuated, more than 1,000 fire doors were missing.

Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter
Bowen , where a man was found guilty of encouraging a fellow inmate to hang himself ahead of his execution. During his verdict delivery Friday morning, Judge Lawrence Moniz mentioned the 1816 case of Commonwealth v.

White House spokesman Spicer draws heat off camera
Here's the thing: According to CBS News' Mark Knoller, the White House has held 15 daily press briefings in June. Once it was over, several news outlets aired the briefing in its entirety.

Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on
He'd projected the entire quote onto a large screen: "Your friends, I have three friends for you to make you relax", it read. Constand, under the influence of the drugs and who briefly lost consciousness, could not and did not give consent, he said.

At impasse, Cosby jury goes back to work on verdict
If he is convicted on even one count, he faces spending the rest of his life in prison. "(The definition)", came the jury request. Speaking directly to Cosby, the judge put the 79-year-old comedian under oath and asked if he supported a mistrial motion.

Google doodle celebrates the tournament with interactive game
India is yet again in the race of the World Cup, again at England and our women cricketers are looking more determined than ever. They will play against Australia on 5th July, New Zealand on 8th July, West Indies on 11th July and Sri Lanka on 15th July.

Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit
For example, if a woman in an opposite-sex couple is artificially inseminated, her husband will be listed as the child's parent. Obergefell is crystal clear: "marriage is marriage, and equal is equal".

Other news