Jordan Spieth Victorious at The Emirates Australian Open

Adam Xiao, Contributor

Jordan Spieth, without a doubt, is the best putter in the world. Once again, he put his masterful putting skills on display while playing in The 101st Emirates Australian Open. Spieth had won the event in 2014 and this was arguably the tournament that gave Spieth the confidence to propel him to win 2 majors in the 2015 season. Spieth went 3 under par in the last 7 holes, including a clutch 5-foot par save on the last, to force a playoff with 2 Australians, Cameron Smith and Ash Hall. On the first playoff hole, Spieth lasered a 9 iron right at the flagstick and the ball checked up 13 feet short of the pin. Hall answered with a shot to 10 feet. Smith, on the other hand, got a little unlucky and spun his ball of a bank to about 50 feet away from the hole. Smith was first to putt and missed. Spieth drained his 13-footer and waited for Hall to putt. Hall’s putt to extend the playoff was pushed and missed the cup. Spieth hugged his caddie Michael Greller and his girlfriend Annie Verret. Spieth then got to hoist the Stonehaven Cup in the air for the second time. Jordan joins the prestigious list of multiple-time winners of the Emirates Australian Open that includes the likes of Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. Congrats to Jordan and wish him an amazing 2017 season!

 

All smiles for Team Spieth
All smiles for Team Spieth.

 

Spieth comes down the stretch clutch again thanks to his putter
Spieth comes down the stretch clutch again thanks to his putter.