Monday Scramble: Spieth more machine than man

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 11, 2016, 5:00 pm

Jordan Spieth steamrolls another elite field, Brooks Koepka shrugs off any equipment concerns, Patrick Reed stays hot to open the year, Justin Thomas chooses a Ryder Cup victory and more in this week’s sun-kissed edition of Monday Scramble:

Spieth sent a clear message with his spectacular play at Kapalua: This run is far from finished. 

That’s what he suggested before the tournament even began, that an encore means that the show is over. And that’s what he reminded everyone after his runaway victory in paradise, that he took a three-week break during the holidays and the only thing that's changed is the date on the calendar.

It sure looked like it too, because for four days Spieth played the same kind of smart, demoralizing, near-flawless golf that has become his trademark.

The only drama Sunday was whether Spieth would match Ernie Els’ record total. Spieth came up one shot short, but he still became just the second player in Tour history to finish a 72-hole event at 30 under or lower. 

Indeed, a kid who has smashed expectations ever since he landed on Tour surprised even himself with the way that he started the new year – really, it couldn’t have been much better.

Now there's a scary thought: Maybe his best is yet to come. 


1. In recent years, it felt like the new season truly started at Torrey Pines, PGA National or Doral – wherever all of the game’s biggest stars convened for the first time.

Thanks to Spieth, there’s a buzz in early January that has been lacking for the past decade.

The addition of Spieth, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler to the Tournament of Champions field – along with three other top-10 players – gave the Tour its strongest lid-lifter since 2005, the last time Tiger Woods played on Maui. 

By blowing away the winners-only field in the first event of '16, Spieth provided a spark to a sleepy event and set the tone for the run-up to Augusta.

2. With an 8-foot birdie on the last, Spieth became only the second player to finish a 72-hole PGA Tour event at 30 under par or lower. He showed he could win a shootout, too. 

When Ernie Els shot a record 31 under at Kapalua in 2003, he was one of 11 players that week to eclipse the 20-under mark. He won by eight.

Spieth was one of five players who went 20 under or better during a week when the wind wasn't much of a factor.

The updated list for the lowest score in relation to par in a 72-hole PGA Tour event:

  • Ernie Els, 31 under, 2003 Hyundai
  • Jordan Spieth, 30 under, 2016 Hyundai
  • Patrick Reed, 28 under, 2014 CareerBuilder
  • Phil Mickelson, 28 under, 2013 Phoenix
  • Phil Mickelson, 28 under, 2006 AT&T
  • Mark Calcavecchia, 28 under, 2001 Phoenix
  • John Huston, 28 under, 1998 Sony 


3. You may have read that with his seventh victory, Spieth tied Tiger Woods for the most PGA Tour wins before the age of 23. 

But look at the Tour landscape – these days, age is just a number.

A better comparison is this: Kapalua was Spieth’s 77th start as a pro. Woods won 18 times in his first 77 events.  

Advantage: Woods ... for now. 

4. He probably won’t slam the door every time, of course, but it’s clear that Spieth has learned out how to close out victories.

After blowing his first four opportunities with at least a share of the 54-hole lead, he has nailed down his last five opportunities. 

What makes him so tough to catch? He has such a great short game, and such a solid game plan, that he forces his opponents to take unnecessary risks to try and catch up.

Think about it: Spieth is rarely in trouble, and he isn’t going to beat himself and make mistakes. That puts pressure on his pursuers to play near-perfect golf, and oftentimes they’ll come up short.   

5. Spieth said his putting “feels like it is 100 percent ready for major championships.”

No kidding – he was dropping bombs just like it was a major. 

Spieth poured in four putts longer than 25 feet at Kapalua on his way to finishing first in the strokes gained-putting statistic. 

He was also No. 1 in putting average. And strokes gained-tee to green. And par-4 and par-5 scoring. And the most birdies and eagles made. Decent week.



6. These days, it doesn’t matter whether Reed is in Hong Kong, Dubai, the Bahamas or Hawaii. 

His game travels well. 

The runner-up at Kapalua was Reed’s seventh consecutive top-10 finish worldwide, dating to late October. 

7. But this should help put into perspective how well Spieth played last week: Reed didn’t record a bogey until his 69th hole of the tournament … and yet he still trailed by six shots at the time. 

Reed had a chance to make the finale interesting, but his putter let him down. After back-to-birdie birdies to open his round, he didn’t make a putt longer than 5 feet the rest of the way. For the week, he missed nine times inside 10 feet.

8. Players who change equipment at the start of the year often are under more scrutiny, and so it was refreshing to see new Nike client Brooks Koepka contend for, well, B-flight honors at Kapalua. 

He ran out of birdies Sunday with a final-round 71, but his 21-under 271 was good enough for a tie for third. For the week, Koepka finished inside the top 6 statistically in driving distance, greens hit and putting – a promising sign moving forward. 

Other high-profile players who swapped sticks didn’t fare quite as well. 

Reigning Open champion Zach Johnson, Chris Kirk and James Hahn – all of whom transitioned to PXG, the new company started by the former GoDaddy.com founder – struggled during the opening week, finishing T-21, T-24 and T-31 (tied for last), respectively. 



9. There was more chatter last week about Rickie Fowler’s fashion than his play (solo fifth), which means we’ve temporarily returned to 2011. Golf’s most fashion-forward star tends to favor “progressive apparel,” which helps explain why he arrived at Kapalua with high-top golf shoes and jogging pants.

To be sure, reviews of his new look were mixed. 

Any look that can make golf seem less stodgy is welcome here – #GrowTheGame – but that doesn’t mean Fowler’s was a hit. The combination of high-top shoe, Velcro strap and tapered pant bottoms made him look like an ’80s pop star, or perhaps on house arrest. 

Personally, I’m a huge proponent of moving away from the traditional golf shoe – Keegan Bradley has sported Jordans for years, and Koepka’s Flyknit Chukkas looked sweet – but for the final verdict on all of the latest and greatest trends from Kapalua, we’ll have to wait until E!’s Fashion Police weighs in.

10. It was a quiet opener for Jason Day, which wasn’t all that surprising considering he played only four holes – during a corporate team event – over the past two months. From a competitive standpoint, he should have been rusty at Kapalua, and indeed he was. He tied for 10th, thanks in large part to a closing 65.

Instead, what registered as the biggest surprise was his admission in a pre-tournament news conference that he suffered another setback with vertigo Saturday at the St. Andrews Open. He said he didn’t disclose his illness at the time because “it wasn’t as severe” and because it would only have prompted more questions.

Day insisted that he’s been fine ever since, and that he’s been able to stay on top of the condition with medication, but it’s an issue that he can never fully control. “It will come back whenever it wants to,” he said. It’s something to monitor as 2016 progresses. 



11. Thomas found himself in the middle of the silliest social-media controversy ever last week when he answered a fun hypothetical: In 2016, would you rather win a major or a Ryder Cup?

The 22-year-old Thomas, who has his entire career ahead of him, chose a victory at Hazeltine, “hands down,” and yet somehow this answer – remember: to a hypothetical was spun as proof that he doesn’t want to take his career to the next level.

Uh, I’m fairly certain Thomas will give his all whether he’s trying to win his first major or playing on his first Ryder Cup team. It’s an interesting response, but only because it shows the camaraderie of these young players and how desperately they want to win together, nothing more.

12. The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is relevant once again, after drawing seven of the top-10 players in the world. As the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out last week, only five years ago, the event drew just three of the top 20. 

What gives? 

The power of the celebrities is likely the biggest factor. Spieth wants to play with country singer Jake Owen. Bubba Watson wants to play with actor Mark Wahlberg. Dustin Johnson wants to play with his famous soon-to-be father-in-law, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. 

As tournament director Steve John told the Chronicle: “It’s kind of turned into a buddy tournament.” 

Throw in a smaller amateur field, shorter rounds and picturesque venues, and the Crosby Clambake is once again a must-play for many of the game’s biggest names. That’s a win-win for players, amateurs and winter-weary fans.  

13. Strange but true: Matt Every, who earned his spot in the field by defending his title at Bay Hill, finished 28th at Kapalua. That was his best result since April.  

John Peterson underwent surgery last week on his left hand, an injury that has affected the 26-year-old since March. It’s unclear how long he’ll be out, but it could be a while, which means that he’ll have plenty of time for social media.

Lucky us.

Here was Peterson's post before he headed into surgery: 

And after the successful procedure, whoever was running his social-media account that day posted nine videos as Peterson woke up from the anesthesia. It was epic.

This week’s award winners … 


Quote of the Week: Spieth, when asked what he would do for an encore: “Doesn’t an encore mean that the show is over?”

No Longer a Football School: The University of Texas. Former Longhorns teammates (for about three months, in fall 2012) Spieth and Brandon Stone won on the same day on the two best golf circuits in the world about 12,000 miles apart. After Spieth turned pro, Stone went on to win National Freshman of the Year honors. On Sunday, he won the South African Open for his first European Tour title.

Awkward Moment of the Week: CBS Sports on-course reporter (and longtime Titleist staffer) Peter Kostis weighing in on some of the players who changed equipment companies in the offseason. This could make for a few awkward post-round interviews.

Ideal Replacement Caddie: Joey Diovisalvi. Seriously, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better fill-in looper for Kapalua’s calf-burning climbs than the jacked Jupiter-area trainer.   

Ridiculous Stat of the Week: Spieth has been first or second on the leaderboard after all of his eight career rounds at Kapalua’s Plantation Course. 

Sad Confessions: Luke Donald, who told the Telegraph that he nearly quit the game because of his recent slide from world No. 1. Recently sacked by his caddie, winless since 2012 and down to 78th in the world, Donald still owns one of the world’s best short games but that alone is no longer enough to contend on today’s Tour. As 2016 begins, he is an afterthought for the European Ryder Cup team. 

Least Unexpected News of the Week: Padraig Harrington used a cryotherapy tub, set at minus-140 degrees for six minutes, as part of his rehabilitation from a torn meniscus in his knee. The notorious tinkerer explained that cryo (naturally) boosts testosterone levels and makes it easier to recover from injuries. He also doesn’t like ice baths. “I find the cold air quite easy on me,” he said.

Random Thought of the Week: Butch Harmon should get as much airtime as possible. Did anyone else catch the GOAT during Friday’s telecast? When he speaks, you listen. His résumé speaks for itself. He offers tremendous insight. He’s a great storyteller. He understands how TV works, after commentating for Sky Sports for the better part of the past decade. Selfishly, I wish he had a permanent spot in the booth at a major U.S. network.

Hensby takes full responsibility for violation

By Rex HoggardDecember 13, 2017, 5:28 pm

The PGA Tour’s Anti-Doping Program manual covers 48 pages of details, from the pressing to the mundane, but for Mark Hensby the key section of the policy could be found on Page 5.

“The collector may allow you to delay reporting to the testing area for unavoidable obligations; however, you will be monitored from the time of notification until completion of the sample collection process,” the policy reads. “A failure to report to the testing area by the required time is the same as a doping violation under the program.”

Hensby, a 46-year-old former Tour winner from Australia, didn’t read that section, or any other part of the manual. In fact, he said he hasn’t received the circuit’s anti-doping manual in years. Not that he uses that as an excuse.

To be clear, Hensby doesn’t blame his anti-doping plight on anyone else.

“At the end of the day it’s my responsibility. I take full responsibility,” he told GolfChannel.com.

Like Doug Barron, Scott Stallings and even Vijay Singh before him, Hensby ran afoul of the Tour’s anti-doping policy because, essentially, of a clerical error. There were no failed tests, no in-depth investigations, no seedy entourages who sent Hensby down a dark road of performance-enhancing drug use.

Just a simple misunderstanding combined with bad timing.

Hensby, who last played a full season on Tour in 2003, had just completed the opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship when he was approached by a member of the Tour’s anti-doping testing staff. He was angry about his play and had just used the restroom on the 17th hole and, he admits, was in no mood to wait around to take the urine test.

“Once I said, ‘Can I take it in the morning,’ [the Tour’s anti-doping official] said, ‘We can’t hold you here,’” Hensby recalled. “I just left.”

Not one but two officials called Hensby that night to ask why he’d declined to take the test, and he said he was even advised to return to the Country Club of Jackson (Miss.) to take the test, which is curious because the policy doesn’t allow for such gaps between notification of a test and the actual testing.

According to the policy, a player is considered in violation of the program if he leaves the presence of the doping control officers without providing the required sample.

A Tour official declined to comment on the matter citing the circuit’s policy not to comment on doping violations beyond the initial disclosure.

A week later, Hensby was informed he was in violation of the Tour’s policy and although he submitted a letter to the commissioner explaining the reasons for his failure to take the test he was told he would be suspended from playing in any Tour-sanctioned events (including events on the Web.com Tour) for a year.

“I understand now what the consequences are, but you know I’ve been banned for a performance-enhancing drug violation, and I don’t take performance-enhancing drugs,” Hensby said.

Hensby isn’t challenging his suspension nor did he have any interest in criticizing the Tour’s policy, instead his message two days after the circuit announced the suspension was focused on his fellow Tour members.

“I think the players need to read that manual really, really well. There are things I wasn’t aware of and I think other players weren’t aware of either,” he said. “You have to read the manual.”

It was a similar message Stallings offered following his 90-day suspension in 2015 after he turned himself in for using DHEA, an anabolic agent that is the precursor to testosterone production and banned by the Tour.

“This whole thing was a unique situation that could have been dealt with differently, but I made a mistake and I owned up to it,” Stallings said at the time.

Barron’s 2009 suspension, which was for a year, also could have been avoided after he tested positive for supplemental testosterone and a beta-blocker, both of which were prescribed by a doctor for what were by many accounts legitimate health issues.

And Singh’s case, well that chapter is still pending in the New York Supreme Court, but the essential element of the Fijian’s violation was based on his admitted use of deer-antler spray, which contained a compound called IGF-1. Although IGF-1 is a banned substance, the World Anti-Doping Agency has ruled that the use of deer-antler spray is not a violation if an athlete doesn’t fail a drug test. Singh never failed a test.

The Tour’s anti-doping history is littered with cases that could have been avoided, cases that should have been avoided. Despite the circuit’s best educational efforts, it’s been these relatively innocent violations that have defined the program.

In retrospect, Hensby knows he should have taken the test. He said he had nothing to hide, but anger got the best of him.

“To be honest, it would have been hard, the way I was feeling that day, I know I’m a hothead at times, but I would have probably stayed [had he known the consequences],” he admitted. “You’ve got to understand that if you have too much water you can’t get a test either and then you have to stay even longer.”

Hensby said before his run in with the anti-doping small print he wasn’t sure what his professional future would be, but his suspension has given him perspective and a unique motivation.

“I was talking to my wife last night, I have a little boy, it’s been a long month,” said Hensby after dropping his son, Caden, off at school. “I think I have a little more drive now and when I come back. I wasn’t going to play anymore, but when I do come back I am going to be motivated.”

He’s also going to be informed when it comes to the Tour’s anti-doping policy, and he hopes his follow professionals take a similar interest.

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Lesson with Woods fetches $210K for Harvey relief

By Will GrayDecember 13, 2017, 2:51 pm

A charity event featuring more than two dozen pro golfers raised more than $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, thanks in large part to a hefty price paid for a private lesson with Tiger Woods.

The pro-am fundraiser was organized by Chris Stroud, winner of the Barracuda Championship this summer, and fellow pro and Houston resident Bobby Gates. It was held at Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas, about an hour outside Houston and the first Woods-designed course to open in the U.S.

The big-ticket item on the auction block was a private, two-person lesson with Woods at Bluejack National that sold for a whopping $210,000.

Other participants included local residents like Stacy Lewis, Patrick Reed and Steve Elkington as well as local celebrities like NBA All-Star Clyde Drexler, Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

Stroud was vocal in his efforts to help Houston rebuild in the immediate aftermath of the storm that ravaged the city in August, and he told the Houston Chronicle that he plans to continue fundraising efforts even after eclipsing the event's $1 million goal.

"This is the best event I have ever been a part of, and this is just a start," Stroud said. "We have a long way to go for recovery to this city, and we want to keep going with this and raise as much as we can and help as many victims as we can."

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LPGA schedule features 34 events, record purse

By Randall MellDecember 13, 2017, 2:02 pm

The LPGA schedule will once again feature 34 events next year with a record $68.75 million in total purses, the tour announced on Wednesday.

While three events are gone from the 2018 schedule, three new events have been added, with two of those on the West Coast and one in mainland China.

The season will again start with the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Paradise Island (Jan. 25-28) and end with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., (Nov. 15-18).

The LPGA played for $65 million in total prize money in 2017.

An expanded West Coast swing in the front half of the schedule will now include the HUGEL-JTBC Championship in the Los Angeles area April 19-22. The site will be announced at a later date.

The tour will then make a return to San Francisco’s Lake Merced Golf Club the following week, in a new event sponsored by L&P Cosmetics, a Korean skincare company. Both new West Coast tournaments will be full-field events.

The tour’s third new event will be played in Shanghai Oct. 18-21 as part of the fall Asian swing. The title sponsor and golf course will be announced at a later date.

“Perhaps the most important aspect of our schedule is the consistency — continuing to deliver strong playing opportunities both in North America and around the world, while growing overall purse levels every year,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement. “There is simply no better [women’s] tour opportunity in the world, when it comes to purses, global TV coverage or strength of field. It’s an exciting time in women’s golf, with the best players from every corner of the globe competing against each other in virtually every event.”

While the Evian Championship will again be played in September next year, the tour confirmed its plans to move its fifth major to the summer in 2019, to be part of a European swing, with the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open and the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

The Manulife LPGA Classic and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational are not returning to the schedule next year. Also, the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open will not be played next year as it prepares to move to the front of the 2019 schedule, to be paired with the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

The U.S. Women’s Open will make its new place earlier in the summer, a permanent move in the tour’s scheduling. It will be played May 31-June 3 at Shoal Creek Golf Club outside Birmingham, Ala. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June 28-July 1) will be played at Kemper Lakes Golf Club on the north side of Chicago and the Ricoh Women’s British Open (Aug. 2-5) will be played at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.

For the first time since its inception in 2014, the UL International Crown team event is going overseas, with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, scheduled to host the event Oct. 4-7. The KEB Hana Bank Championship will be played in South Korean the following week.

Here is the LPGA's schedule for 2018:

Jan. 25-28: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic; Paradise Island, Bahamas; Purse: $1.4 million

Feb. 15-18: ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open; Adelaide, Australia; Purse: $1.3 million

Feb. 21-24: Honda LPGA Thailand; Chonburi, Thailand; Purse: $1.6 million

March 1-4: HSBC Women's World Championship; Singapore; Purse: $1.5 million

March 15-18: Bank of Hope Founders Cup; Phoenix, Arizona; Purse: $1.5 million

March 22-25: Kia Classic; Carlsbad, California; Purse: $1.8 million

March 29 - April 1: ANA Inspiration; Rancho Mirage, California; Purse: $2.8 million

April 11-14: LOTTE Championship; Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii; Purse: $2 million

April 19-22: HUGEL-JTBC Championship; Greater Los Angeles, California; Purse: $1.5 million

April 26-29: Name to be Announced; San Francisco, California; Purse: $1.5 million

May 3-6: Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic; The Colony, Texas; Purse: $1.3 million

May 17-20: Kingsmill Championship; Williamsburg, Virginia; Purse: $1.3 million

May 24-27: LPGA Volvik Championship; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Purse: $1.3 million

May 31 - June 3: U.S. Women's Open Championship; Shoal Creek, Alabama; Purse: $5 million

June 8-10: ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer; Galloway, New Jersey; Purse: $1.75 million

June 14-17: Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Purse: $2 million

June 22-24: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G; Rogers, Arkansas; Purse: $2 million

June 28 - July 1: KPMG Women's PGA Championship; Kildeer, Illinois; Purse: $3.65 million

July 5-8: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic; Oneida, Wisconsin; Purse: $2 million

July 12-15: Marathon Classic presented by Owens-Corning and O-I; Sylvania, Ohio; Purse: $1.6 million

July 26-29: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open; East Lothian, Scotland; Purse: $1.5 million

Aug. 2-5: Ricoh Women's British Open; Lancashire, England; Purse: $3.25 million

Aug. 16-19: Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim; Indianapolis, Indiana; Purse: $2 million

Aug. 23-26: CP Women's Open; Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Purse: $2.25 million

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2: Cambia Portland Classic; Portland, Oregon; Purse: $1.3 million

Sept. 13-16: The Evian Championship; Evian-les-Bains, France; Purse: $3.85 million

Sept. 27-30: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Purse: $1.8 million

Oct. 4-7: UL International Crown; Incheon, Korea; Purse: $1.6 million

Oct. 11-14: LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship; Incheon, Korea; Purse: $2 million

Oct. 18-21: Name to be Announced; Shanghai, China; Purse: $2.1 million

Oct. 25-28: Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship; New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei; Purse: $2.2 million

Nov. 2-4: TOTO Japan Classic; Shiga, Japan; Purse: $1.5 million

Nov. 7-10: Blue Bay LPGA; Hainan Island, China; Purse: $2.1 million

Nov. 15-18: CME Group Tour Championship; Naples, Florida; Purse: $2.5 million

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 4, Jordan Spieth

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 13, 2017, 1:00 pm

Dismissed because he’s supposedly too short off the tee, or not accurate enough with his irons, or just a streaky putter, Jordan Spieth is almost never the answer to the question of which top player, when he’s at his best, would win in a head-to-head match.

And yet here he is, at the age of 24, with 11 career wins and three majors, on a pace that compares favorably with the giants of the game. He might not possess the firepower of Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, but since he burst onto the PGA Tour in 2013 he has all that matters – a better résumé.

Spieth took the next step in his development this year by becoming the Tour’s best iron player – and its most mentally tough.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


Just a great putter? Oh, puhleeze: He won three times despite putting statistics (42nd) that were his worst since his rookie year. Instead, he led the Tour in strokes gained-approach the green and this summer showed the discipline, golf IQ and bounce-back ability that makes him such a unique talent. 

Even with his putter misbehaving, Spieth closed out the Travelers Championship by holing a bunker shot in the playoff, then, in perhaps an even bigger surprise, perfectly executed the player-caddie celebration, chest-bumping caddie Michael Greller. A few weeks later, sublime iron play carried him into the lead at Royal Birkdale, his first in a major since his epic collapse at the 2016 Masters.

Once again his trusty putter betrayed him, and by the time he arrived on the 13th tee, he was tied with Matt Kuchar. What happened next was the stuff of legend – a lengthy ruling, gutsy up-and-down, stuffed tee shot and go-get-that putt – that lifted Spieth to his third major title.

Though he couldn’t complete the career Grand Slam at the PGA, he’ll likely have, oh, another two decades to join golf’s most exclusive club.

In the barroom debate of best vs. best, you can take the guys with the flair, with the booming tee shots and the sky-high irons. Spieth will just take the trophies.

THE MAJORS

Masters Tournament: Return to the 12th; faltering on Sunday (T-11)

Spieth pars 12, but makes quad on 15

Spieth takes another gut punch, but still standing

Article: Spieth splashes to worst Masters finish

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U.S. Open: 1 over usually good ... not at Erin Hills (T-35)

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The Open: Unforgettable finish leads to major win No. 3 (1st)

Spieth survives confusing ordeal on 13

Photos: Spieth's incredible journey on 13

Take it, it's yours: Spieth gets claret jug

Chamblee: Spieth doesn't have 'it' - 'he has it all'

Article: Spieth silences his doubters - even himself

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PGA Championship: Career Grand Slam bid comes up well short (T-28)

Article: Spieth accepts that Grand Slam is off the table


TWO REGULAR TOUR WINS

AT&T Pebble Beach

Article: Spieth rising from 'valley' after Pebble Beach win

Travelers Championship

Spieith wins dramatic Travelers in playoff

Watch: Spieth holes bunker shot, goes nuts


FUN OUTSIDE OF TOUR LIFE


PHOTO GALLERIES

Photos: Jordan Spieth and Annie Verret

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Photos: Jordan Spieth through the years