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By : BGA
Jordan Spieth finally breaks the drought with a victory at the Valero Texas Open.
It has taken Spieth 45 months to be back in the winner’s circle but has been in contention most of this year. He went 82 events on the PGA Tour without winning and the former world number one player was headed out of the top 100 but now he is back.
With a final round 6 under 66 Spieth was able to hold off Charley Hoffman for a 2 shot victory.
"There's peaks and valleys in this sport, but I never expected to go this long," Spieth said. "Back then, in between wins, maybe I took things more for granted than I should have. It's very difficult to win out here and I'll certainly enjoy this one as much as I have any other."
Hoffman who was 3 shots behind with 6 to play cut the lead down to one but it was Spieth who sealed the tournament with a wedge on the 17th when he knocked it to 5 feet and rolled in the birdie.
"This is a monumental win for me," Spieth said. "It's been a long road. There were a lot of times that I didn't know I would be here."
"I've had a chance on Sundays three or four different times in the last two months, and today was by far the best that I played," Spieth said. "Just to see those putts go in, I felt like I was doing everything right those other Sundays and I hit good putts and they wouldn't go in. Today I hit a couple that I didn't quite strike very well but they went in."
"There's some key moments here and there, different time periods where I felt like things were turning around," he said. "There's also moments I look back on where I hit balls till my hands bled and I wasn't doing the right thing and I just went home and thought about it. Lost sleep. This sport can take you a lot of different directions."
Hoffman was gracious in defeat said after this round "I've lost golf tournaments, I've won golf tournaments, but today Jordan won the golf tournament, obviously I put some pressure on. I would have liked to have hit some better shots coming down the stretch, but gave myself an opportunity coming down the 18th fairway and that's all you can ask for. Hats off to Jordan."