After Further Review: Spieth at his best on Sundays


Each week, takes a look back at the week in golf. In this edition of After Further Review, our writers weigh in on Jordan Spieth's air of inevitability, the fight for world No. 1, and Henrik Stenson's $1 million putt.

David Duval summed it up succinctly on Golf Central moments after Jordan Spieth won the Tour Championship to put an exclamation point on on his terrific season. When Spieth is on a leaderboard on Sundays, Duval says, "There seems to be an inevitability in the air." We see how tough it is to close nearly every week on the PGA Tour. That sense of "inevitability" Spieth is creating now is the rarest dynamic in golf. - Randall Mell

For the sixth time in six weeks, there will be a different name atop the Official World Golf Ranking on Monday morning following Jordan Spieth’s victory at the Tour Championship. The rotating cast of Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy is exactly what commissioner Tim Finchem was talking about this week when he spoke so bullishly about the circuit’s future. While dominance is always entertaining, as evidenced by Tiger Woods’ decade-long dominance, the idea of a true rivalry between Spieth, Day, McIlroy and whoever else rises to the occasion is what has officials and fans looking forward to 2016 and beyond. - Rex Hoggard

Jason Day won five times in 2014-15, including a major and two playoff events. He finished third in the FedEx Cup standings. Henrik Stenson did not win an event of any kind on Tour this season. He finished second. Indeed, the FedEx Cup math remains a little wonky thanks in large part to the final points reset. Speaking of math, that 57-foot afterthought of a birdie putt on the 18th green at East Lake added up to an extra $1 million for Stenson in the form of a postseason bonus. Are you not entertained? – Nick Menta