Jordan Spieth claims elusive first Texas win at Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Written By Alec Brzezinski
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Jordan Spieth earned his first PGA Tour victory in his home state of Texas by outdueling Harris English at Colonial Country Club Sunday for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational crown.

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The Dallas native entered this week with three runner-up finishes in Texas, failing to secure a victory. That all changed Sunday, when Spieth chipped in for birdie on the par-4 17th.

That shot gave Spieth a two-shot lead with one hole to play.

Meanwhile, English was in the 18th fairway after he hit a tee shot that looked like a dead-pull, but somehow stayed in the left fairway.

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He was unable to apply Spieth with any pressure after he left his second shot 28 feet short and had to settle for par. English, who started the day with an eagle on the first hole and was 5 under through 11 holes, played the next seven holes 1 over to finish in second at 14 under.

Spieth calmly hit his tee shot in the fairway on 18 and pumped his fist as his second shot landed safely on the putting surface. From there, he drained a 40-foot putt to win in style at 17 under.

After parring all nine holes on the front nine, Spieth opened the back nine with three straight birdies. He bogeyed 13, but birdied 16, 17 and 18 to shoot a 5-under 30 on the inward nine.

This is Spieth's first PGA Tour win since the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January.

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Webb Simpson and Texas-native Ryan Palmer shared third place at 13 under after firing 2-under 68s in the final round. Simpson got off to a shaky start, but rebounded with a 3-under 32 on the back.

Kyle Reifers finished fifth at 12 under after posting four rounds in the 60s. 

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