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Matt Fitzpatrick beats Jordan Spieth in playoff, prize money

Jordan Spieth cruelly lipped out a $5.4 million putt on Monday, and narrowly missed another as Matthew Fitzpatrick won the RBC Heritage at the third playoff hole.

The young major winners sparred in a thrilling set of extra holes at Harbour Town, ending in Fitzpatrick claiming his first win since last year’s US Open.

It was heartbreak for three-time major winner Spieth, who was aiming to become just the tournament’s fourth-ever back-to-back winner.

Spieth long looked in the ascendancy but couldn’t close out birdie putts at both the first and second playoff holes that would’ve claimed the win.

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At the third playoff hole, Fitzpatrick almost holed out from the fairway to leave himself with just a tap-in for birdie.

Spieth couldn’t respond, making…

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