16 Jul 2013

Youngest winner on PGA tour in more than 80 years

7:50 am on 16 July 2013

The American teenage golfer Jordan Spieth has become the youngest winner on the US PGA Tour in more than 80 years.

The 19-year-old has won the John Deere Classic in Illinois on the fifth hole of a three-way, sudden-death playoff.

Spieth tapped in for par on the par-four 18th hole to beat the 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson and Canadian David Hearn, after the trio finished the regulation 72 holes tied at 19 under.

Spieth is the youngest player to win on the Tour since Ralph Guldahl won the Santa Monica Open in 1931.