Sean O'Hair blasts from the sand on the first hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Chris O'Meara
March 15, 2015

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) Jordan Spieth and his world-class short game paid off big Sunday in a playoff victory in the Valspar Championship.

Spieth holed a 12-foot par putt on the 18th hole to join a three-man playoff with Patrick Reed and Sean O'Hair. He won on the third extra hole by making a 30-foot birdie putt.

Reed made a 30-foot birdie on the last hole that got him into a playoff, and he made two improbable par saves in the playoff until Spieth beat him at Innisbrook. O'Hair was going for his first win since 2011 and had a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole that caught the lip.

Spieth saved par on his final three holes for a 69. He goes to No. 6 in the world.

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