KAPALUA, Hawaii – Ever since he can remember, Jordan Spieth’s goal was to be the top-ranked player in the world. He remedied that last season and enters the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a chance to extend that lead over Jason Day (No. 2) and Rory McIlroy (No. 3).
But Spieth freely admits that he could seek out advice from others on what it takes to stay at the top for an extended period of time.
“I think it would be wise to ask more questions than I do,” Spieth said, acknowledging he should reach out to McIlroy, Tiger Woods and even Phil Mickelson, who has never been ranked No. 1 but resided in the top 10 for the better part of two decades.
“I haven’t received a whole lot of advice on staying there, other than keep on trying to win tournaments. I mean, the more you win the higher up in the rankings you’re going to stay.”
“I’m trying to figure some of that out on my own because everyone is different. But I do think there is something in asking someone like Tiger a lot of questions on how he’s been able to do it.”