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June 25, 2017 - 5:33pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Jordan Spieth
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There were a stretch of holes on Sunday at the Travelers Championship where not much was going Jordan Spieth's way. And then, finally, he dropped a birdie putt at the 15th hole that he didn't think had a chance.

On the 13th and 14th holes at TPC River Highlands on Sunday in the final round of the Travelers Championship, Jordan Spieth missed two putts inside of 5 feet (one for birdie, one for par).

When he arrived at the drivable, par-4 15th hole, he shared the lead with Daniel Berger at 11 under.

Using less than driver on the 299-yard hole, Spieth very nearly find the water to the left of the green. His ball stayed up in the rough on the bank, but he had no bargain with the ball sitting well above his feet.

Spieth chipped it to about 12 feet. Then, he stroked the birdie putt and his body language hinted at utter disgust with the stroke.

He began walking to the ball to tap it in when, suddenly, it dropped in the hole for a surprising birdie.

Check out Spieth's reaction:

With that unlikely (at least to Spieth) birdie, Spieth reclaimed his lead by one shot at 12 under. 

Brian Harman
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Brian Harman blasted his 3-wood 299 yards to within four feet of the hole at the par-4 15th during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in the final round on Sunday.

The par-4 15th hole at TPC River Highlands is one of the most exciting on the PGA Tour. Playing at just 299 yards for the final round of the Travelers Championship today, virtually every player in the field can give it a go from the tee.

That's exactly what Brian Harman did.

And was it ever a good shot. The man who recently won in dramatic fashion by holing a 30-footer on the final hole to win the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington, N.C. and followed it up with a T2 at Erin Hills in the U.S. Open last week, blasted his drive to within 4 feet of the hole with a 3-wood.

Check it out:

Harman would eagle the hole.

It was one highlight in an otherwise forgettable final round for Harman. 

June 25, 2017 - 2:10pm
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T.J. Auclair
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clubhouse fire
The final round of the Foxconn Czech Ladies Challenge was canceled on Saturday after a fire broke out at the host course's clubhouse.

A bizarre scene played out at Casa Serena Golf Club in the Czech Republic when the final round of an LET Access Series (similar to the Symetra Tour, stateside) event was going on.

A fire raged at the course's clubhouse in the club storage area. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire.

As a result of the fire, the final round was canceled. The players who were tied for the lead went into a playoff and Lucie Andre was declared the winner of the Foxconn Czech Ladies Challenge.

Here are some tweets from the scene:





June 25, 2017 - 12:57pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Golf Club of Houston
Golf Club of Houston
The Golf Club of Houston had its greens vandalized for the third time in two years this weekend. This time, however, there's a photo of the vandals that will hopefully lead to some tips.

For the third time in three years, greens at the Golf Club of Houston -- site of the PGA Tour's Houston Open -- were torn up by vandals riding a four-wheeler.

Check out the damage that was discovered on Saturday morning:

What's wrong with people?

Here's to hoping that the photo of the vandals and their four-wheeler will lead to a tip that helps the police track them down.