At this point, we’re going to run out of ways to describe how incredible Jordan Spieth is.
On Sunday, the 21-year-old Spieth (71-64-61-68) beat Tom Gillis on the second hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic for his fourth victory of the season.
“To be able to shoot 20-under in three rounds is nice momentum,” Spieth said. “The finish, when I really didn’t feel like tee to green I had much [Sunday], gives me a lot of momentum to draw on if I don’t have my best stuff.”
The 46-year-old Gillis was attempting to become the oldest first time winner in PGA Tour history.
Next up for Spieth? The Masters and U.S. Open champion heads to St. Andrews in search of his third consecutive major championship.
Spieth is the first golfer to win four times before The Open since Tiger Woods in 2000 – and he silenced the critics who questioned why he played this tournament instead of the Scottish Open, a links style course which would have prepared him for The Old Course.
“I really didn’t care anyways. I came here for a reason, and we accomplished that reason,” Spieth said.
The fifth PGA Tour win of Spieth’s career comes two weeks before his 22nd birthday. Only Woods (6) has more tour wins before turning 22 since 1940.
The John Deere Classic is the sight of Spieth’s first career tour win, which came back in 2013. Clearly, this wasn’t lost on Spieth, as evident by the photo he tweeted out below:
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) July 13, 2015