The 2022 RBC Heritage marked an end to yet another spectacular event of the golf season, won by none other than first-time dad, Jordan Spieth. "It was really amazing," Spieth said. "We've travelled with (baby) Sammy the whole year, and fourth week in a row he's been a champion sleeper, and I think that was the difference-maker." Spieth missed the Masters cut after a rough few weeks but, the three-time major champion is back in the winner’s circle after winning the 2022 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on Easter Sunday.
This was his 13th PGA Tour win. It was also his second consecutive win on Easter. "I never missed a cut at the Masters before and very rarely had not had a chance to win on the weekend," Spieth said on Sunday. "So I hated it.
It was the worst feeling. It was the worst feeling as a golfer that I can remember. It's my favourite tournament in the world, and I just love contending at that event." Spieth also won at the Valero Texas Open, his 12th PGA Tour title on Easter Sunday last year.
His win on Easter Sunday this year, on a challenging day of note, proved that the day might be a lucky charm for the former World Number One. The following Easter Sunday will be during the final round of the 2023 Masters final round at Augusta National Golf Club, where Spieth will put on his second green jacket if he can pull off a third Easter Sunday win.
Greatest Win Ever Fans are showering praise on Spieth after his 2022 RBC Heritage win but his incredible gesture toward fans gained their further attention and admiration and proved again why Spieth is such a fan favourite and a role model for young golfers.
After carding 66 for the day and taking the clubhouse lead, Spieth was heading to the locker room. He spotted a few fans, including kids, cheering and waiting for his autograph. Since Spieth was unsure whether there will be a playoff or not, he needed time to relax, but promised fans he will come back and sign their autographs.
Often celebrities make such promises but fail to fulfil them. Spieth, however, came back to meet the fans as promised after winning the event in the playoffs against Patrick Cantlay. He even posed for a few pictures with them.
Taking the title at the RBC Heritage, boosted Spieth 10 spots in the Official World Golf Ranking on Monday from No 20 to No 10.