Jordan Spieth displayed a level of brilliance this season which has provided flashbacks to an early Tiger Woods. New major records were set and new boundaries were pushed as we enter the new era of golf.
22-year-old Spieth was voted as the PGA Tour’s Play of the Year by his peers. In reality, there was only one other player competing at the same level as Spieth, and that’s Jason Day.
Spieth earned five wins this season, two of which were the opening legs of the Grand Slam – the Masters and the U.S. Open. He missed a playoff at the Open Championship by a stroke and was finished runner-up in the PGA Championship in August. The success the young Texan experienced is proven by his record-breaking PGA Tour earnings of more than $12 million. And that’s before the $10-million FedExCup bonus he received late September.
Spieth achieved all of this while maintaining the highest degree of humility, a trait which doesn’t often pair with success in sport. He owned the season which such grace and dignity that he left not one enemy in his wake.
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