Spieth hopes to repeat ‘unreal’ season
American golfer Jordan Spieth plans on repeating his "unreal" season after winning the FedEx Cup title with his Tour Championship victory on Sunday.
The 22-year-old, who won his fifth title of the year by finishing four shots better than Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Danny Lee, will also reclaim his world number one ranking and take his earnings to more than $21million this season.
He also won the first two majors of the year, the Masters and US Open, and finished a shot short of making the play-offs at the Open Championships in July – and remains a firm favourite in golf betting markets for the rest of the year.
In an interview after his win at East Lake, Spieth said he and his team were going to try and better the season if possible.
"This is incredible.This year is unreal. I don’t know how we sit down and figure out how to improve on it, but we are going to try to do that," said Spieth.
"We did not have great play-offs, but we put a lot of hard work into this week. I was out here early on Monday morning. We approached it as if it was a major and mentally stayed in it, even when I didn’t have my best ball striking and boy, that putter sure paid off."
Spieth had struggled over the last few weeks and missed the cut in the first two play-off events, but a 13th place at the BMW Championship kept him in contention for the FedEx Cup title.
"I had missed two cuts in a row and I had never done that. I lost the number one ranking and I was watching Jason Day dominating golf," Spieth said.
"I got frustrated so I got to work, put my head down more than I had after the PGA, knowing we could still peak for this week and that’s what we did," he added.
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