On the strength of his putter, Jordan Spieth carded a final-round 1-under 69 Sunday to win the Tour Championship, claim the FedEx Cup and reclaim the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Here's how the 2014-15 season wrapped up at East Lake.
Leaderboard: Spieth (-9), Henrik Stenson (-5), Danny Lee (-5), Justin Rose (-5)
What it means: This is Spieth’s sixth PGA Tour victory and fifth this year, tying him with Jason Day for the most in 2014-15. At 22, Spieth is the youngest-ever winner of both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. He is the youngest player to win five or more events in a season since Horton Smith in 1929. He is also the first player in history to win the Masters and the Tour Championship in the same year. With his $1.4 million winning share, Spieth set a record from Tour earnings in a year with $12,030,465, a figure that doesn't include his $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. With the victory, and with Day finishing outside the top five, Spieth is once again No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Round of the day: After playing his first three days at East Lake 2 over, Dustin Johnson fired the round of the week Sunday, a 6-under 64 that moved him into a tie for fifth at 4 under for the championship. After an early birdie at No. 3, DJ played his final 11 holes of the season 7 under.
Best of the rest: Danny Lee and Robert Streb both turned in 5-under 65s. Streb played the weekend 6 under after playing his first two rounds 10 over. Lee finished tied for second and will be a part of next month’s Presidents Cup.
Biggest disappointment: Stenson started the day one back and was tied with Spieth through six holes but failed to generate enough momentum to pass his playing partner. Three down in the 17th fairway, Stenson's hopes really met their end with an unexpected shank into the gallery, from where he made double bogey. A 57-foot birdie putt at the last got him into the clubhouse in a final-round 72 and pulled him back into second place for both the tournament and the FedEx Cup. He played the weekend at East Lake 4 over.
Shot of the day: Spieth’s 46-foot birdie bomb on the 11th hole put a damper on any hopes of a Stenson comeback. After Stenson stuffed his tee shot at the par 3 and looked in position to cut his deficit to just one, Spieth rolled in this putt to maintain his margin, prompting a fist bump from Stenson himself.
Spieth made birdie on Nos. 8, 9 and 11, holing 85 feet worth of putts in the process.
Quote of the day: “Boy, that putter sure paid off.” - Spieth, who just won $11.4 million.