Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth




    It would be easy to say that Jordan Spieth has done virtually nothing wrong in his young golf career. He has already won on the PGA Tour 11 times, which seems impossible considering the fact that he is just 24 years of age. If it were not for a painful 12th hole during the 2016 Masters, Spieth would certainly have two green jackets hanging in his closet. As it is, he already has one, thanks to his dominating performance in 2015.

    If you are looking for something to say that Spieth has done wrong, it could be argued that he has set the bar a little too high for himself. By breaking so many records and winning so many times early in his career, the expectations for Jordan Spieth are out of control. In the eyes of many, he will not succeed unless he matches the records of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. That is ridiculous, of course, as a player can be great without rising to the level of the greatest. With three majors at age 24, it is hard to say what Spieth will wind up doing before all is said and done. Whether he goes on to break many more records or his pace slows down, he is still one of a very few elite players on the planet.

    As for his 2017, Spieth did very nicely indeed. He totaled three wins, starting with a four stroke victory over Kelly Kraft in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Later in the year he won the Travelers Championship in a playoff over Daniel Berger. That victory included a dramatic hole-out from a greenside bunker. The highlight of the year for Spieth, of course, was winning The Open Championship. No major victory is ever easy, but Spieth made it look that way be cruising to the title, finishing three strokes clear of Matt Kuchar. The outcome was never really in doubt, and Spieth wound up securing his third career major championship when all was said and done.

    For many people, the true mark of a quality professional golfer is seen in his performance during the majors. These are the greatest tests in golf, as players must deal with immense pressure as well as challenging courses. If you would like to measure players by how they do in the majors, it is hard to overlook Spieth as the best player of the past several years. So far in his career, including amateur appearances, Jordan Spieth has played 20 majors. He has missed the cut three times – meaning he has stayed around to play the weekend in 85% of his appearances. Within those 17 made cuts, there have been three wins, a solo second, two ties for second, and a tie for fourth.

    It is clear Jordan Spieth has a knack for playing his best on the biggest stages. He also knows how to connect with fans, as he has gained an immense following already in his young career. The early success does not seem to have change Spieth’s personality or attitude, and he remains one of the more likable players on the Tour. When you combine the elite golf talent with a friendly and easy-going personality, you have the makings of a superstar.