Jordan Spieth Hits the Jackpot with Win at East Lake

Jordan Spieth capped off an incredible season on the PGA Tour with a win Sunday at The TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.  Five wins, two of which were majors. Ten more top-10 finishes, two of which were in the other two majors.  That is a good year.

As if all that was not enough, he earned $12,030,465.  That is the most ever in one PGA Tour season.  Oh and it does not include the $10 million he gets for winning the FedEx Cup Championship.  He ends the season at the No. 1 ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings.  Did we miss anything?

Spieth, at 22 years old, is the youngest player to win the FedEx Cup Championship.

“It’s validation to the year. It’s validation to these playoffs, and how can you go through the lows of a season so quickly after you’re so high,” Spieth said. “People can give up on you easily.”

He went of to say, “To come into the brightest stages and perform is going to give me a lot of confidence going forward because there’s going to be ups and there’s going to be downs, I know it. But to be able to bounce back this quickly from the low in my season is really cool.”(AP)

The only player to shoot all four rounds in the 60s, Spieth showed true championship form on Sunday as he took his one-shot lead and stretched it to four by the end of the day over Danny Lee, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.  It is a testament to the kind of year the young Texan has had.

Saturday afternoon it looked like Spieth and 36-hole leader Stenson were going to be slugging it out shot for shot till the very end, but Sunday proved different.  The par-4 eighth hole was the turning point.

Spieth stuck his approach to three feet and made birdie.  Stenson’s approach found the greenside bunker and he made bogey from there.  A two-shot swing that Spieth would never look back from on his way to history.

All that is left this season for Spieth is to collect his Player of the Year trophy.  Oh and lead the Americans in the President’s Cup next week in South Korea.  Might as well add one more win to the resume kid.  GO USA!!

Congratulations to Jordan Spieth!  TOUR Championship winner.  FedEx Cup Championship winner.  Soon to be Player of the Year winner.  We can’t wait to see what he does next!

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Author: Brian Stefan

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