Spieth, Day and McIlroy: The new generation of golf

The No. 1 spot position in the Official World Golf Rankings has changed hands in each of the past six weeks. That is something that has never happened before.

Four players under the age of 27 won multiple titles in the PGA Tour this year, the first time this has occurred since 1997. Three of these victories came in the season’s majors, and four came in during the FedExCup playoffs.

Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy have each had their turn at holding the top spot over the last month and a half. It’s unlikely that this trend will change any time soon, though. According the PGA Tour analysis, Spieth is likely to hold his place for at least the next few weeks.

Combined, the power trio have won 20 times all over the world since early in 2014. More impressively, they have won all but one of the past six majors.

Rickie Fowler is right up there, too. In the 2013-2014 season, he posted top-five finishes in each of the major championships. He followed this consistent form with two victories this season, at THE PLAYERS Championship and the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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