Super Jordan Spieth wins the TOUR Championship , and along with it the FedExCup.
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Jordan captured the Tour Championship trophy, and along with it the FedExCup, carding a final round -1 under par 69, for a winning total of -9 under par, a decisive four shot victory.
Jordan is also the first player in history to win The Masters and the Tour Championship in the same year. His $1.4 million winnings from this tournament set a record from Tour earnings in a year at $12,030,465, a figure that doesn’t include his $10 million bonus for winning the FedExCup.
Jordan will now end the season as the Worlds Number One;
“It’s validation to the year. It’s validation to these playoffs, and how can you go through the lows of a season so quickly after you’re so high.”
“People can give up on you easily.””
“And to not care about that, to worry about our own stuff, and to come into the brightest stages and perform is going to give me a lot of confidence going forward because there’s going to be ups and there’s going to be downs, I know it.”
“But to be able to bounce back this quickly from the low in my season is really cool.”
Three players tied in second place at -4 under par, Justin Rose, Danny Lee and Henrik Stenson, who at one time looked like he was going to run away with it.
Henrik slumped to final round +2 over par 72, Danny Lee excelled at -5 under par 65, and Justin with a -4 under 66.
Justin admitted that a bad tee shot unnerved him on the 10th;
“The 10th tee shot was unfortunate, it was one of those moments where I did get disturbed out of my routine.”
“As I pulled the club back, someone was trying to quieten the crowd.”
“I need to get a little stronger at blocking that stuff out, but when I was in my rhythm I kept hitting great shots and it was nice to do that on a Sunday.”
Tied in fifth place at -4 under par were Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.
Jason Day finished in tie for tenth, and has some issues to work out;
“I’m still trying to work out how to come in to a week after a win with a lot of energy.
“It was a pretty good play today and I can’t be too disappointed with how I played.”
Rory McIlroy collapsed to T16, a final round +4 over par 74 ending a miserable time since his injury, hopefully he will return next season in fine form.