US teen Spieth wins John Deere in playoff

Jordan Spieth, who was the American Junior Golf Association's player of the year in 2009, birdied five of his final six holes, including a brilliant chip in from a greenside bunker at the 18th.

updated: July 15, 2013 11:19 IST
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Silvis, Illinois: Jordan Spieth parred the fifth playoff hole on Sunday to capture the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic, becoming the first teenager to win a PGA Tour event since 1931.

The 19-year-old American outlasted Canada's David Hearn and Zach Johnson in the marathon playoff for his first career title.

"I just told myself 'this is it and go for broke'. I am fortunate it ended the way it did," Spieth said. "Honestly I don't even know what to say right now."

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