But despite a disappointing finish at East Lake Golf Club, Day is still positive about all his achievements this season, making him “more hungry” to reclaim the top of the world golf rankings. “Our team did an unbelievable job this year”.
“Just kind of have to cast it out with the right speed and hopefully it takes the right amount of break”. Since the PGA Tour has been around, nobody has had a more financially profitable season than Jordan Spieth in 2014-15. “I don’t know how we sit down and figure out how to improve on it, but we’re going to try and do that”. “Because it was not a single effort”. Halfway through his final round he had pulled two shots ahead after bogeys at the 5th and 6th had been outnumbered by birdies on the 2nd, 8th and 9th.
With a final-round 69 on, Spieth was able to hold off Henrik Stenson who stumbled to a Sunday-72. Yet, the two would be tied after six holes following back-to-back bogeys by Spieth.
Jordan Spieth is a round away from a fantastic finish (NY Times). On the par-3 11th, after Stenson made a birdie from in tight, Spieth followed with a 45-foot birdie.
Then after Stenson knocked his approach shot close at the ninth, Spieth rolled in an 6m bomb to maintain his edge.
Spieth once again wielded a magic putter to quash the hopes of his rivals. On those occasions where he was in trouble, his putter – as so often – proved to be a loyal ally.
Spieth made three birdies in a four-hole stretch around the turn, and they were demoralizing for Stenson.
“I got mad”, said Spieth, who responded by preparing for the Tour Championship as if it was a major. “I missed two cuts in a row and I had never done that before”.
“Just an exhibition on the greens, to be honest”.
America’s Jordan Spieth hit a final-round 69 to win the Tour Championship in Atlanta, earning £7.5m by also securing victory in the FedEx Cup.
And it had a knock-on effect for Day, as well. But he sunk a 60ft birdie putt on the last hole to tie for second and to finish second in the FedEx Cup.
Bowditch finished 20 overall, winning a bonus of $US225,000. In addition to that, he also received the $10 million bonus awarded to the FedEx Cup champion.
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.
Along with winning the money list, Spieth won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average.