The 2015 PGA Tour calendar just ended with Jordan Spieth winning the FedEX Cup, $10 million and completing one of the finest seasons any golfer has ever had. The tour was an amazing tour de force that started with Spieth winning two majors, then other golfers got in on the act to make the end of the season much more interesting. This article explores the 2015 PGA Tour as it went from the first major in Augsuta to the end of the Tour in Atlanta.
#1: Who Won Majors?
Jordan Spieth won both the Masters and the British Open in commanding style. The weather was so bad in Scotland this year that Spieth was thought to be out of the running due to inexperience. Jordan blew away the field to win the first two legs of a grand slam without even breaking a sweat. Zack Johnson won the US Open at the end of the last day, and Jason Day was able to win the PGA Championship late in the season. These three men commanded the respect of the golf world this year, and they kept Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy out of the conversation.
#2: How Did Tiger Perform?
Tiger Woods is a Stanford alum who resides in Florida to this day, but he is having one of the toughest stretches imaginable for a great golfer. Tiger has not been able to get healthy after numerous problems with his back and hips. It appears that he may have done quite a bit of damage to his body when he was dominating the sport along Phil Mickelson, but he no longer has the drive in his legs to perform well. He missed cuts at major championships this year, and he is expected to miss part of next season, as well.
#3: Did Jordan Spieth Overtake Rory McIlroy?
Jordan Spieth has overtaken Rory McIlroy as the dominant player in the game today, but both men are very young. They will have duels for the next couple decades that will rival those had by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. No one can say these men will be as good as Jack and Arnold, but it is clear that both men are on a path to greatness.
The 2015 PGA Tour season was Jordan Spieth’s coming out party, and the golf world must prepare for next season. Starting Jordan at the front, no Tiger Woods and four more majors will make for an interesting season.