Much has been made in this space about how in 2017, no PGA Tour FedEx Cup golfer, with the exception of Dustin Johnson, has been consistent enough to dominate play. Jordan Spieth was listening.
At this weekend’s TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP in Cromwell, Cn., the Texan went into every round with the lead and sustained his brilliant play, ultimately shooting a 12-under par 68 for his 10th PGA Tour victory.
When he came on to the Tour, Spieth was billed as the next big star of the PGA, on a level with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Ironically, at age 23, new Champion finds himself grouped with that duo as the quickest to achieve 10 Tour wins at that age.
Spieth conquered his only real challenge on Sunday. After his putter betrayed him, Daniel Berger charged from behind to force a playoff. At least two Playoff holes appeared inevitable after Spieth planted his first shot in the sand. However, the Champion used this opportunity to further assert his dominance.
Berger could only look on helplessly as Spieth executed a perfect bunker shot for a par and the win.