Jordan Spieth eases to four-shot win at Pebble Beach Pro
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 13, 2017,
Feb 13, 2017, 2:52
Playing Pebble Beach Golf Links, Web.com Tour grad Steven Alker smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 36-hole total of even-par 144, up 77 places to T55 with play still in progress.
The two-time major victor carried a six shot lead into Sunday's final round.
"I kept saying, 'I don't like playing boring golf, '" Spieth said.
Jason Day ground out a two-under-par 69 to sit two strokes off the lead on Thursday when the opening round of the weather-hit Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was suspended for the day with only half the field back in the clubhouse. "But that's what was needed today". He's been in the top nine in his three PGA Tour starts this season, and he's been on a top-10 tear dating back to a year ago.
Spieth sealed his victory with a long-range birdie on the par-3 17th.
After a slow start, two-time tournament champion Dustin Johnson rallied with three birdies on his last six holes to finish third at 14 under.
It was Spieth's first win on the PGA Tour since the Dean & DeLuca Invitational last May and his first win since the Australian Open in November on the Australasia Tour.
The 28-year-old picked up one further shot at the 11th, but the putts dried up for him down the stretch as he settled for the best finish of his career on 15 under. Round 1 was suspended by afternoon rains, while Round 2 started late due to inclement early weather and was then suspended at 4:21 p.m. due to heavy fog, leaving 123 players with incomplete rounds.
"I turned around and one of them dropped an F-bomb in front of three kids, so I felt the need to turn around and tell them that that wasn't right", Spieth said. I mean, it's just like, 'Whatever, guys. "So yeah, I get into it here and there".