A new year, the same Jordan Spieth.
Former University of Texas golfer and reigning PGA Player of the Year smoked the field in the first tournament of 2016. Spieth carded a 30-under 262 to trounce the field at the Hyundai Tour of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii over the weekend.
Spieth sunk an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the tournament to join Ernie Els as the only two players to score 30-under par or lower in a 72-hole event. His 262 was one-shot off of the tour record of 31-under by Els in 2003. He also joined Tiger Woods as the only players since 1970 to win seven times on the PGA Tour by 22. Woods was a month younger.
The former UT golfer captured the first two legs of golf’s Grand Slam in 2015 – The Masters and the U.S. Open on the way to winning five titles, capturing $12 million in prize money and PGA Player of the Year honors.
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