SILVIS, Ill. — Nineteen-year-old Jordan Spieth outlasted David Hearn and Zach Johnson on the fifth hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday, becoming the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years.
Spieth hit a two-foot par putt to earn a spot in next week’s British Open. He is also the first teenager to win since Ralph Guldahl took the Santa Monica Open in 1931.
Spieth forced his way into the playoff by holing out of the bunker from 44 feet on the final hole of regulation.
Spieth, Hearn and Johnson made par on the first four playoff holes, but Spieth made another par while Johnson and Hearn scored bogeys on the fifth.
OMAHA, Neb. — Kenny Perry completed his comeback from 10 shots down after the second round to win the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday.
Perry shot a final-round 63 at the Omaha Country Club and won his second straight senior major by five strokes over Fred Funk. His 64-63 finish set a tournament record for the last 36 holes.
The 52-year-old Kentuckian started Sunday two shots behind leader Michael Allen, but was in front to stay after he birdied the second and third holes and Allen bogeyed the third.
INVERNESS, Scotland — Phil Mickelson birdied the first playoff hole to beat Branden Grace and win the Scottish Open on Sunday, ending his 20-year wait for a victory in Europe.
After three-putting the 72nd hole to miss out on a win in regulation, Mickelson produced a superb pitch to within a foot of the 18th pin to leave Grace a 25-footer to match him.
Grace’s putt rolled by the hole and Mickelson was able to celebrate a 48th professional victory worldwide
WATERLOO, Ontario — South Korea’s Hee Young Park beat American Angela Stanford on the third playoff hole to win the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday.
Park reached the green on the par-5, 471-yard deciding hole in two shots and two-putted for her second career LPGA victory. Stanford needed three shots to get on the back fringe and her long birdie putt ended up a few feet short.
Both players birdied the final hole of regulation at Grey Silo Golf Course to sit tied at 26-under 258. Stanford closed with a 7-under 64 while Park, who led after the third round, had a 65.
The birdie run continued for the first two playoff holes before Park ended the drama on a hot, hazy afternoon in southwestern Ontario.