Jordan Spieth becomes PGA TOUR Player of the Year

Sharon Wong

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Another achievement under the belt of the world’s No. 1 player. Jordan Spieth has recently been named the PGA TOUR Player of the Year and Jack Nicklaus award recipient. 22-year old Spieth is also the youngest ever PGA TOUR Player of the Year after Tiger Woods was named PGA TOUR Player in 1997 at the age of 21. According to PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, he thoroughly deserves the accolades.

“The PGA TOUR enjoyed a sensational season from every perspective as our young stars shone brighter than ever before, but none brighter than PGA TOUR Player of the Year Jordan Spieth. He captivated us throughout a memorable year that included the FedEx Cup and five victories, highlighted by two major championships. And the sportsmanship he displayed in both victory and defeat was a stirring indication of the role model and ambassador he has become in a very short period of time.”

What with five wins, including the two of the major championship wins needed to complete a career grand slam and a staggering victory at the FedEx Cup, Jordan Spieth has not had much time to be gracious in loss. We’re not sure yet if he’ll be able to fill the void that Tiger Woods has left in his wake. He’s not quite there yet, but his amazing short game and tenaciousness in battle have been enough to bring him his goal of becoming a part of golf history. Will they be enough to let him surpass the very man who made golf what it is today?