McIlroy expects Spieth to struggle in 2016

Rory McIlroy thinks that World No. 1 Jordan Spieth will struggle to continue the impressive form he displayed throughout the past season.

Jordan Spieth made a real dent in the PGA Tour in 2015, winning back-to-back majors at the Masters and US. Open. The Texan’s consistent form propelled him past McIlroy to the top spot of the Official World Golf Rankings, a title which he holds today.

Historically, though, players who experience that sort of success don’t necessarily continue their streak – and that’s something that Rory McIlroy can attest to. The Ulsterman had a double-major-winning season in 2014, when he won both the Open and PGA Championships. However, a mid-season soccer injury prevented from achieving what he was capable of, which contributed to his drop to fourth in the world golf rankings.

Spieth’s 2015 season was only the 32nd time in history that a player has won two majors in a single season. And of the 31 other players to have achieved that feat, Tiger Woods was the only one capable of repeating it the following year, in 2006.

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