JDC turns into five playoff holes for championship
John Deere Classic, 7-13-13 -- Zach Johnson makes birdie
At the end of Round four of the 2013 John Deere Classic, a three-way tie turned into five playoffs to determine the winner.
The tie left Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth and David Hearn in a playoff round. Two playoffs at hole 18 ended with par for all contenders. The third playoff hole was at 16, where all three made par again. A fourth playoff was located at hole 17, where par was made by all.
The fifth and final playoff hole was back at 18. All three had to battle trees in their way after they hit into the rough on the right side of the fairway. Johnson hit his next shot into the drink, where he took a penalty shot. Spieth ended-up making par on the hole for the championship.
The championship for Jordan Spieth was his first career win. He is the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since Ralph Guldahl took the Santa Monica Open in 1931.