Jordan Spieth has made a clear path to a big payday (Yahoo.com).
“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”, Spieth said, via Steve DiMeglio of USA Today Sports.
Just one week ago, Day, at 27, became the youngest Australian to reach world No.1 after his win at the BMW Championship – his fourth victory in six starts.
Best of the rest: Danny Lee and Robert Streb both turned in 5-under 65s.
And then he got even.
With the win, Spieth goes back to No. 1 in the world, wins $1.5 for winning the Tour Championship and and collects the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus to become golf’s first million man.
“This is incredible”, Spieth said. “Very well-deserving champion. He’s hard to beat on the greens, we know that. Mentally I stayed in it, and boy, that putter sure paid off”.
His $10 million Playoff prize ensures that he is the first golf player to ever collect $22 million in a single season.
“Whenever he had to make a putt, he did it”, said Stenson, a runner-up for the third time in the FedEx Cup playoffs this year.
Jason Day, who was the top-ranked golfer heading into the tournament, now drops to second on the rankings after finishing seven shots behind Spieth in a tie for 10th.
The highlight of his round came when he drained a 50-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to get into a tie for second alongside Lee and Rose.
Round of the day: After playing his first three days at East Lake 2 over, Dustin Johnson fired the round of the week Sunday, a 6-under 64 that moved him into a tie for fifth at 4 under for the championship. “It’s just like a major championship”.
The 2015 PGA Tour season served as a coming out party for Jordan Spieth – and now, the electric young Texan has capped off his brilliant season by adding “FedExCup Champion” to his resume.
Spieth carried a one-shot lead over Stenson into the final day at East Lake, and had doubled his advantage by the turn despite carding two bogeys. Spieth also had an 8-foot birdie and a 20-foot par over the closing four holes. Those were the worst two tournaments Spieth played all year and we all began to question whether he was out of gas after an unbelievable season. He posted four bogeys and two birdies for a 72.
Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler plunged down the leaderboard after firing a four-over-par 74, which saw him finish nine strokes adrift of the lead, a mark which he shared with Rory McIlroy.