/Jordan Spieth wins Travelers playoff in dramatic fashion

Jordan Spieth wins Travelers playoff in dramatic fashion


William S. Paxton, Special for USA TODAY Sports

Published 8:03 p.m. ET June 25, 2017 | Updated 11 hours ago

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth knows how to play to a crowd at the Travelers Championship.

After losing the lead on the back nine and finishing 18 holes tied with Daniel Berger, Spieth found the perfect way to send home the massive gallery surrounding the 18th green — a birdie chip-in from the sand trap on the first playoff hole.

“It was cool, I mean the ground was shaking it was so loud, what an amphitheater” said Spieth, who tossed his wedge in celebration and then shared a running chest bump with caddie Michael Greller following the 61-foot chip. “Yesterday on 15 was pretty loud, but that one was pretty ridiculous. That’s the loudest I’ve ever been in, it’s up there.”

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