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Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Byron Nelson

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hometown hero Jordan Spieth brought out the crowds at the Byron Nelson but unfortunately had the rails fall off again on Sunday. Playing in front of more than 270,000 fans over the four -day tournament at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, Spieth was in contention going into the final round. Less than two months removed from his meltdown at the Masters, Spieth struggled again on Sunday, falling all the way from second at the beginning of the day to finishing tied for 18th. "Just didn't really get anything going and kind of stinks, given I had a chance here at a hometown event," Spieth said of his performance. Still, Spieth had his best finish in his six starts at the Nelson, where he first competed when he was 16d. The crowded weekend galleries were happy to see him teeing off late in the day. Spieth's finish in the final round was barely overshadowed by a one-hole playoff between Matt Kuchar and eventual champion Sergio Garcia. The trophy presentation hosted by the Salesmenship Club of Dallas felt slightly empty as the majority of the crowd left to line up for Spieth's autograph or adjourn to the poolside after-parties. "I mean don't go from the final group in second place alone and finish in 18th," said Spieth. "There's not many positives you'll be able to take out of that other than the last hole I played I made birdie." Spieth plays next at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational starting on 26th through the weekend.

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