Spieth wins first tournament since letting Masters slip away

  • Jordan Spieth reacts to missing a putt for birdie on the ninth green during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

  • Jordan Spieth hits off the sixth tee during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

  • Jordan Spieth drops his putter after missing a putt for birdie on the ninth green during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

  • Ryan Palmer watches as his putt misses for a birdie on the ninth green during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

  • Webb Simpson watches his shot off the ninth tee during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

  • Kyle Reifers lines up his putt on the seventh green during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

  • Ryan Palmer hits off the ninth tee during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

  • Webb Simpson reacts to missing a putt for birdie on the seventh green during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Gutierrez

Associated Press
Published: 5/30/2016 2:18:39 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jordan Spieth birdied his final three holes, chipping in from behind the 17th green and closing with a 34-foot putt, and shot a 5-under 65 on Sunday to win at Colonial for his first home state victory.

It was the eighth career win for Spieth, the world’s No. 2-ranked player, and came in his third tournament since blowing a five-stroke lead on the back nine last month when trying to win the Masters for the second year in a row. He will try to defend his U.S. Open title in three weeks.

At 17-under 263, Spieth finished three strokes ahead of Harris English at the Dean & Deluca Invitational. Colonial member Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson tied for third.

Spieth had a pair of curling 20-foot birdie putts on the back nine. He also had a 14-foot par save at No. 14 right after his only bogey.




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