Jordan Spieth back as world number one, wins $10m


Jordan Spieth of the United States hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the Tour Championship on September 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia (AFP Photo/Sam Greenwood
Atlanta (AFP) – Jordan Spieth capped an epic season with a Tour Championship victory that boosted him back to number one in the world and took his 2015 winnings to more than $22 million.
The 22-year-old Texan, whose five wins this season included the Masters and US Open, fired a final round 69 for 271 and a four-shot win over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, New Zealand’s Danny Lee and England’s Justin Rose.
With the win — and Jason Day’s 10th-place finish — Spieth will recapture the number one ranking Australia’s Day had held for a week.
He also set a US PGA Tour record for earnings, the Tour Championship first prize of $1.485 million taking his total for the year to $12,030,465 — not including the $10 million bonus that came with his FedEx Cup playoff title.
“This year is unreal,” said Spieth, who in addition to his two major victories finished tied for fourth at the British Open and runner-up to Day at the PGA Championship.
“I don’t know how we sit down and figure out how to improve on it, but we’re going to try and do that.”
Spieth also won the US Tour’s Valspar Championship and John Deere Classic — but admitted he was stung by back-to-back missed cuts in the first two events of the US Tour’s elite four tournament playoff series.
“I got mad,” said Spieth, who responded by preparing for the Tour Championship as if it was a major.
“I didn’t have a great playoffs, but I put a lot into this week. Mentally I stayed in it, and boy, that putter sure paid off.”
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Source:: PM Newspaper