For golf fans complaining of a somewhat lackluster finish to the U.S. Open last week, the little old Travelers Championship more than made up for it on Sunday night outside Hartford.
Berger was unable to hole his putt from 50 feet and the win was Spieth's. He's only the second golfer in the PGA TOUR's modern era to win 10 times or more tournaments before his 24th birthday. Woods won 15 times before age 24.
"That was one for the ages", said Spieth, also the victor at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.
Spieth shot an even-par 70 in the final-round and led the entire tournament, until Berger was able to catch him late.
Berger, the Memphis victor two weeks ago before missing the cut last week at the U.S. Open, birdied three of the final six holes for a 67.
Berger's performance here nearly certainly guarantees him a place on Steve Stricker's Presidents Cup team and the 24-year-old hopes he has Spieth on his side come the September competition. "There's not really much you can say".
"I played great today, so I'm not going to be too upset".
Kyle Stanley (68) of Gig Harbor tied for 57th at 1under and former UW player Joel Dahmen (69) tied for 62nd at even par. His three-shot lead after 11 holes over Boo Weekley, his playing partner, and Danny Lee was shrinking. He bogeyed 12, and then missed putts inside 4 feet for birdie at 13 and par at 14.
The incredible shot gave Spieth his first win of 2017, the 10th win of his young career.
"So, it felt pretty good and the good thing also is that I struck the ball really well. looking back over this week, the strong point is that I am driving the ball the best I ever had including hitting my irons pretty good and it just a matter of sharpening up the short game".
Berger began the final round three shots behind Spieth, but after treading water on the front nine, rallied on the way to the clubhouse with three birdies in a five-hole stretch.
After successfully defending his title at the FedEx St. Jude Classic earlier this month, Daniel Berger was vying for his second TOUR win in a span of three weeks.
The 57-year-old Couples closed with a 6-under 66 in cool windy, conditions at University Ridge for a two-stroke victory over Scott Verplank. "I'm just kind of speeechless right now". When he first hit the putt, he thought he had missed it, as he walked ahead with the ball about halfway to its destination. "It's the scoring part". Opening with a scintillating 63, he was the third player to win wire-to-wire at the tournament. "It feels like I ve been out here a long time". I knew I could do it. From 225 into this hole I was happy with where it was.