SPORTS

Jordan Spieth wins Australian Open in 3-way playoff

  • Jordan Spieth from the United States holds the Stonehaven Cup trophy after winning the Australian Open Golf Championship at the Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Spieth sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall to capture his second Australian Open title. (David Moir/AAP Image via AP)

    Jordan Spieth from the United States holds the Stonehaven Cup trophy after winning the Australian Open Golf Championship at the Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Spieth sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall to capture his second Australian Open title. (David Moir/AAP Image via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth from the United States celebrates winning the Australian Open Golf Championship at the Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Spieth sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall to capture his second Australian Open title. (David Moir/AAP Image via AP)

    Jordan Spieth from the United States celebrates winning the Australian Open Golf Championship at the Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Spieth sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall to capture his second Australian Open title. (David Moir/AAP Image via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Spieth sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall to capture his second Australian Open title.

Spieth, the former world No. 1 golfer, had to sink another clutch par putt on the 18th hole to join Smith and Hall at 12 under 276 after 72 holes, forcing a three-way playoff.

Four players held the lead at various times on a dramatic final day, including Spieth, who was playing the Australian Open for the third time. He also has a runner-up finish (2015) to go along with his two wins in 2014 and 2016.

Hall and Smith both shot 6-under rounds of 66 on Sunday to finish tied for second.