Jason Day had five victories, including his first major at the PGA Championship, and there was talk a sixth win and the FedEx Cup might put the Australian in the discussion. “It was one of those moments where I did get disturbed out of my routine.
It’s something that’s insane to think about”, Spieth said.
“This is an event where we approach it like a major championship because we know this is possible at the end of it”, he said.
“We did not have great play-offs, but we put a lot of hard work into this week”. He scraped by and tied for 10 with a 2-under – a somewhat anticlimactic conclusion to a phenomenal season.
He then tied for second at the PGA Championship, but missed the cut in the opening two FedEx Cup playoff events before bouncing back when it most mattered at East Lake.
“I had missed two cuts in a row and I had never done that”. “It was the same putting display today – just an exhibition on the greens to be honest”. He birdied the final hole to shoot 72 and finish in a three-way tie for second at 5-under.
Englishman Paul Casey was among those a shot further back on four under.
Jason Day, whom Spieth supplanted as No. 1, shot 68 and finished 2 under.
Youre feeling like you got a good chance to make up a few ground, Stenson said.
“I wasn’t expecting it, she just kind of ran into me and gave me a hug”. After so much individual glory through the 2015 season, Spieth now turns his attention to the upcoming Presidents Cup where he will become a team player.
Victory sealed a overall playoff win for Masters and US Open champion Spieth, confirming him as the number one player of 2015. Spieth didn’t flinch at those bumps in the road and brought his best to the table when it mattered most. Spieth also had an 8-foot birdie and a 20-foot par over the closing four holes.
Spieth’s record on the 18 hole is excellent – throughout his short career he has seemed able to find a bubble of concentration which consistently delivers a final flourish. Spieth and Stenson will tee off at 1:45 pm EST, while Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson begin their final round at 1:25 pm EST.
It was a million-dollar putt for Henrik Stenson. Stenson then made bogey on the next hole to drop three back. Both made birdies on No. 11 – Spieth from 47 feet – and bogeys on No. 12, leaving Spieth ahead by two shots.
Among his other accomplishments, Spieth made a spirited bid for the Grand Slam and joined Nicklaus and Woods as the only players to finish no worse than fourth in all the majors.