Disappointment of The Decade – Jordan Spieth

Ok, let the angry tweets begin! Before everyone loses their Christmas Turkey, hear me out.

I know Jordan Spieth has an impressive resume that includes being the 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, 2015 Player of The Year, 2015 FedEx Cup Champion, 2015/17 Vardon Trophy and the 2015/17 Byron Nelson Award.

In 2015, Spieth was just one stroke shy of three majors in a row by the age of 24 which would have made him the second youngest player in history to win three different majors (Jack Nicklaus is the youngest).

Spieth was on a historic record setting pace early in his career even after the collapse on the back nine at Augusta in 2016 where he lead by five shots and lost.

However, what has happened to the “Golden Child” since? Fast forward to the end of the decade and he hasn’t won since the 2017 Open and he currently resides as the world’s 44th ranked player.

He missed the Presidents Cup Team in 2019 and was nowhere even close on captain Woods’ radar for a selection.

Jordan is the classic case of being the victim of his own success. He is a player that aligned his name in the record books with the likes of Tiger Woods and Nicklaus while teasing the golf universe that a generational player had arrived.

However, Spieth ended the decade with his name aligned his with the likes of Victor Perez who is currently just one spot behind him as the world’s 45th ranked player instead Woods and Nicklaus.

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