Spieth (T-2) still gets hometown roar on 18


Jordan Spieth was unable to pull out a victory in his hometown event, but he got his roar on 18 anyway.

The Dallas native rolled in a 20-footer for birdie on the final green to shoot a Sunday 65 and finish tied for second in Fort Worth.

The birdie looked as if it could get Spieth into a potential playoff, but in the end he came up one shot short, with his three-putt bogey from over 50 feet on the 16th green looming large.

"At that point, I thought I was one down," Spieth said. "I hadn’t been looking at the board that much. It’s a no-brainer – stay below the hole. I was in between clubs. I went with one more, trying to do a little too much, and it was a rookie mistake for me being in my third year and being in that position a lot. It shouldn’t have happened."

Spieth didn't give himself much of a look on 17 - leaving himself a two-putt par from 38 feet - and actually dropped his club in frustration on the 18th fairway when his ball came to rest in the middle of the green, six to seven yards right of his intended target.

"In my mind, I told myself, ‘I’m out of it. Let’s just make it for a good finish,’" Spieth said. "I thought I had to birdie the last two – I did need to birdie the last two – and [on 18] when that was about five feet to go, it looked really good. ...

"I just tried to soak in the roar. I didn’t do much of a reaction or celebration given that it wasn’t to win, but it was nice to hear that support, that gasp at the end when I had kind of left them hanging for a few holes."

The runner-up finish was his third this season and the eighth of his Tour career.

His results the week after second-place finishes this season - another tie for second in a playoff at the Shell Houston Open and a Masters victory.