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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 159 - PGA Wrap
Will the buoyancy of youth carry him on a constant climb or will the vagaries of golf weigh him down, as it did McIlroy for a time? Regardless of the answer, Spieth has been a must-watch player all year. The mad scrambling performance and wizard-like putting exhibition at Augusta fed into a murky plot at the US Open from which Spieth emerged cleanest only after a Dustin Johnson lapse on the 72nd green. With the Grand Slam half completed, Spieth opted for a late arrival at St Andrews, shooting 61 en route to a second John Deere Classic title on the way before vaulting within reach of the lead almost immediately once he made it to Scotland. His opening 67 at St Andrews quashed any thoughts of immaturity when it comes to links golf and arguably did more to silence the naysayers than even the two major victories before it. Could he have out-putted eventual ‘Champion Golfer of the Year’ Zach Johnson in the playoff? Maybe. But, geez, it would have been good to see him there. And as if we needed further lessons from the School of Jordan, he adapted to Whistling Straits in a heartbeat and chased Day all the way to the line. In a majors season dominated by a youthful swagger coupled with putting magic and a resilience to match, when the Masters rolls around next April and we focus on the 2016 Grand Slam events, we can only hope for more of the same fireworks. OTG King Island Golf 1, 2 and 3 day holidays Cape Wickham Ocean Dunes Record breaker Jordan Spieth broke a slew of records during his phenomenal majors run this season: • Youngest player to win two majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922. • Sixth player to win the Masters and US Open in the same year • First player to ever reach 19-under at the Masters. • Tied Tiger Woods’ low score at the Masters (18-under, 270). • Finished the 2015 majors at 54-under par, a stroke better than Tiger Woods’ 53-under in 2000. • Became the fourth player to finish in the top-five of all four majors, joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler (who managed the feat last year) in that elite foursome. • Became the youngest player to hold the world No.1 ranking since Tiger Woods in 1997.
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