Jordan Spieth’s last days on historic PGA tour: photobombs, humble words and record earnings

Posted September 28th, 2015


Having you been tuning out for the last part of the PGA tour?

AP Photo/John Amis
AP Photo/John Amis

Here is what you may have missed from the last days of former Longhorn Jordan Spieth’s historic season:

  1. With a Tour Championship victory at East Lake Golf Club on Sunday, former Longhorn and golf wunderkind Jordan Spieth reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking from Jason Day and became golf’s first $22 million man — that’s one million for every year that the golf wunderkind has been alive.
  2. Over the last few months, Spieth has been repeatedly praised for his sportsmanship and humble attitude. Talk on Sunday of what to do with his money included a Razor scooter and taking care of team Spieth: “It’s fantastic…I have an opportunity now with a year like this and a bonus like that to celebrate and to share it with the people that have made it possible… And I’m able to help out those who made this possible, because it was not a single effort.” 
  3. Spieth’s shenanigans this year have included drinking out of the Claret Jug aboard a plane with its owner, teasing Phil Mickelson and being serenaded by Miss Texas at a Texas Rangers game. His most recent stunt to make headlines included some top-notch photobombing of unsuspecting fans at the Tour Champonship:

  4. As Spieth closes out a historic season in which he became the youngest person to win two majors in one season, more and more have sought to predict his future, contextualize him within the history of golf greats, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIllroy.
  5. Finally, we’ll wrap this up with words from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, who went off script on Sunday to praise the Texan: “He has handled himself like somebody much more senior and much more experienced than he is… His focus on core values makes him a very, very special champion.”

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