Jordan Spieth said his long-awaited win at the Valero Texas Open was monumental after failing to win a tournament since his victory at the 2017 Open. Spieth shot a six-under 66 in the final round to finish two ahead of Charley Hoffmann. The former world number one has endured a number of near misses in recent weeks and was delighted to finally get over the line.
“This is a monumental win for me. It’s one that I’ve certainly thought about for a long time,” Spieth said. “I felt really light. I just wanted to come out and smile and try and have some fun. That’s been kind of a challenge for me on these Sundays when I’ve been in contention, I’ve not come out with a real lightness to me and today I did.”
Spieth will now head to play the Augusta Masters where he has had a good record including a win in 2015. Spieth believed his putting helped him immensely in the final round where he recorded seven birdies and just the one bogey. Hoffman paid tribute to Spieth immediately after the tournament.
“I’ve lost golf tournaments, I’ve won golf tournaments, but today Jordan won the golf tournament,” Hoffmann said. “Obviously I put some pressure on. Obviously, 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.”