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Jordan Spieth's incredibly unfortunate bunker shot in Australian Open

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Jordan Spieth emerged victorious at the Australian Open after winning a three-man play-off.

The World No. 5 drained a 12-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat Australians Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall at Royal Sydney.

It took something special from Spieth to even reach the play-off. He was two shots behind leader Geoff Ogilvy at the start of the final round, and carded bogeys at the eighth, 10th and 11th holes.

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But three birdies in his final seven holes were enough to tie Smith and Hall at -12.

Hall hit his approach to the first play-off hole closer than the American did, but he was unable to hole out after Spieth made his clutch putt.

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Spieth showed the type of doggedness that has seen him become a two-time major winner at the age of 21. He was unlucky to bogey the eighth hole after his bunker shot hit the pin and rolled off the green.

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Spieth: Win will do wonders

Spieth failed to win a major in 2016 but believes his success at the Australian Open will “do wonders” for his career.

"The way we played the playoff, I think is going to do wonders for me," he reflected, via ABC News. "I've been in a little bit of stall hitting shots when they mattered.

“To hit those two shots in there, right where I wanted to hit them and then make the putt is really big going forward."

Watch the moment Spieth sealed his second Australian Open title, following his success in 2014, below.

Spieth joins an elite list of wisdom

The 23-year-old joins an elite list of players to have won the tournament twice, including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Greg Norman. In three total appearances, he hasn’t finished worse than runner-up.

The composure he showed in holing a clutch par putt on the 72nd hole, and then making the putt in the play-off, is just one of the reasons why Spieth is a superstar.

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