Jordan Spieth made an incredible shot from the greenside bunker on the 18th hole at the 2013 John Deere Classic to get into a sudden-death playoff with Zach Johnson and David Hearn. Spieth won the tournament on the fifth playoff hole for his first career victory. The victory was the highlight of an amazing rookie season on the PGA Tour, which led to a top-10 finish in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
During Media Day for the 2014 John Deere Classic, Spieth holed the same bunker shot in what appears to be his first try, courtesy of Jordan Spieth’s Instagram account:
Spieth has a way of getting the job done, but this is surprising because you don’t just hole out from the greenside bunker. However, TPC Deere Run is a special place for Spieth because he became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years with his victory at the John Deere Classic.
The 20-year-old has had plenty of opportunities to notch his second win on Tour, but he seems to be having trouble on the weekends this year. However, he continues to gather top-10s with six this year, which is good enough for fifth place in the FedEx Cup Standings. Spieth’s T2 at The Masters and T4 at The Players are incredible for someone in his second year on Tour.
Perhaps, the U.S. Open will be where Spieth will get his second career win. He has played extremely well in the season’s biggest tournaments, and he is due for a major breakthrough.