Jordan Spieth concluded his dominant 2015 season with a 1 under par 69 to win the Tour Championship and consequently, the FedEx Cup. Spieth started the final round with a 1 shot lead over Henrik Stenson, winner of the 2013 FedEx Cup. Spieth and Stenson traded birdies and bogies throughout the round before Stenson began to falter with a bogey at 12 and a double bogey on 17.
Spieth cruised with seven consecutive pars to finish his round and claim the Tour Championship. Spieth looked like his old self in Atlanta: calm and composed. He performed like a major champion executing the key shots a champion should make. One example occurred during the third round on the sixtieth hole, Spieth hit his tee shot well off to the right. He was forced to hit it back into the fairway, pitched onto the green, and sank the 20 foot putt to save par.
Calm and composed even when things go bad.
Spieth also claimed the 2015 FedEx Cup. After missing the cut in the first two playoff events, Spieth recovered in Chicago with a tie for 13th finish, which ultimately catapulted him to victory at the Tour Championship. Spieth had one of the greatest seasons in PGA Tour history, winning 5 times, including two major championships. His season rivals the 2000 campaign of Tiger Woods. Woods had 9 victories including 3 majors. Spieth won half the events of Woods, but both won in a very convincing and commanding way.
Jordan Spieth should win the Player of the Year award over Jason Day. Day also had a great 2015 season. After contending in a number of major championships, Day finally captured his first. He also added 4 other victories. With the $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup, Spieth won a total of $22 million in tournament earnings, which is a new record.
The 2015 season proved that golf could survive and continue to excite fans, even without Tiger Woods.
By Matt Nadworny