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Jordan Spieth survives five playoff holes to earn first PGA victory

July 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM   |   Comments

SILVIS, Ill., July 14 (UPI) -- Nineteen-year-old Jordan Spieth outlasted David Hearn and Zach Johnson in a five-hole playoff Sunday, taking his first PGA win at the John Deere Classic.

Spieth carded a par on the fifth extra hole while Hearn and Johnson each bogeyed, earning him the first PGA Tour win for a teenager since Ralph Guldahl won the 1931 Santa Monica Open.

He charged into a share of lead by notching birdies on five of the last six regulation holes, including a dramatic chip-in shot from a bunker on the 72nd hole at TPC Deere Run.

That effort gave him a third consecutive round of 6-under 65, matching Johnson (68) and Hearn (69) at 19-under-par 265.

Martin Flores turned in a sterling round of 8-under 63 to pull into a share of third place with third-round leader Daniel Summerhays (72) and Jerry Kelly (68) at 18-under.

Sharing seventh one shot further back were Patrick Reed (67), Matt Jones (68) and J.J. Henry (69).

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