Jordan Spieth Wins The Fedex Cup To Become World Number 1
Jordan Spieth is on top of the golfing world after winning the Fedex Cup and receiving a bumper pay day. Jordan has now jumped over Rory McIlroy and Jason day to hold the number one spot. This has been a fantastic year for the 22 year old culminating in the victory in the Fedex Cup.
Following a shaky start, Spieth finished the tournament 4 shots clear of the rest of the field. Henrik Stenson started the round with 7 pars on the trot which put the pressure on straight away. Despite this Jordan held his nerve throughout and eventually came out on top.
This tournament is the icing on the cake which now leaves Jordan at the top of golf’s elite and who knows where this will take him now. At such a young age and showing great maturity he could be top of the world for years to come.
Jordan Spieth capped an unforgettable season in fitting style with victory in the Tour Championship to secure the FedExCup title and a massive payday in Atlanta.
Spieth knew a fifth win of the season at East Lake would guarantee him the overall title and the 22-year-old didn’t disappoint, with a one-under 69 enough to secure a £7.5m payout, on top of the first prize of £977,000 for the Tour Championship win.
Not only did the American finish four shots clear of Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Danny Lee, but victory also saw him leapfrog Jason Day and Rory McIlroy as world No 1.
Resuming one shot clear of the Swede, the Masters and US Open champion quickly doubled his advantage by holing a 20-foot birdie at the third but lost ground with back-to-back blemishes at the fifth and sixth.
A tap-in five at the fifth was followed by a first three-putt of the week at the next to move Spieth alongside Stenson, who opened with seven consecutive pars.
Spieth bounced back by sliding in a 20-foot putt at the eighth for the first of consecutive birdies to restore his two-shot cushion, as Stenson missed a seven foot par-save after finding trees off the tee.
It looked as though the Swede would reduce the gap to a single shot after leaving himself a tap-in for birdie on the par-five ninth, only for Spieth to hole from 18 feet.
Full story courtesy of Sky Sports Follow This Link
Click here for more on Jordan Spieth