Jason Day’s time as world No.1 lasts just a week

New Zealander Lee shot seven birdies to close with a five-under 65 at the East Lake Golf Course, climbing eight places in the lucrative final event of the season.


Spieth, 22, on Sunday, withstood a few mid-round wobbles to shoot 1-under 69 on Sunday to win the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club and become the youngest victor of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup.

Spieth experienced a slight lull to his sensational season in the last month as Australian Jason Day went red-hot to win four of six events, including the PGA Championship and two of the FedExCup playoff tournaments.

Spieth’s season started with victories in the opening two majors – the U.S. Open and the Masters – and he fell just short of becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win the opening three when he missed out on a playoff at the British Open by one shot.

In contrast, Jordan Spieth capped an unforgettable season in fitting style with victory in the Tour Championship to secure the FedEx Cup title and a massive payday in Atlanta. In becoming today’s PGA Leaderboard victor, Spieth also won the FedEx Cup, and that $10 million bonus. He set a PGA Tour earnings record, surpassing $12 million (not including the bonus). He’ll become the No. 1 player in the world on Monday again and hold that ranking as he heads to South Korea to play in the Presidents Cup in two weeks.

“We did not have a great play-offs but we put a lot of hard work into this week”.

Englishman Paul Casey was among those to finish a further shot behind on four under. He finished the week first in putting, first in scrambling and tied for third for total putts. Spieth seemed to come through Saturday with more momentum and it showed late Sunday, as the back nine at the fabled course seemed to suck the life out of Stenson. He birdied the final hole to shoot 72 and finish in a three-way tie for second at 5-under.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy finished on one over after a final-round 74, while Australia’s Jason Day ended tied 10th on two under.

Jordan began the day nearly neck and neck with Henrik Stenson, the 2013 FedExCup champ, but pulled through to dominate at the 8th hole.

That three-putt hole seemed to jolt Spieth into action, and he coaxed his famed putter to start behaving properly.


The American’s putter was red hot, and with his Swedish partner stuttering, the Texan holed a 45 foot birdie putt on the 11th hole to take a stranglehold, before he parred his way in for the win.

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