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Posted September 29, 2015 in From The Tours by Tom Brassell
“Pinch me. I must be dreaming.”
Anyone else in the world that’s his age would say that after having the year that Jordan Spieth had. Anyone else in the world that’s his age would have been barely out of college.
Not this young ‘un. He departed the University of Texas midway through his sophomore year in 2012, did so with class (like he does everything) and has us all glued to the HD tv or our Mobile device every time he tees it up.
This season not only left us in awe, but also put us in the “can’t wait” mode until next year. Just a few of his accomplishments, outside of the giving the Modern Day Grand Slam quite a scare:
Some firsts for him (as far as ranking goes):
“Yes, sir,” “Yes, mam,” is the standard vocabulary when he’s interviewed.
And when he’s asked by a reporter about the success of his round, it’s all about “We,” not about “Me.”
To say he is grounded would be the understatement of the year. He’s a Christian and regularly attends PGA Tour Bible study meetings. His grandfather is a college music teacher and a former orchestra conductor. When his sister Ellie came out to him after finishing at East Lake, he asked her to join him when he signed his card. He says he gets his inspiration from HER!
The kid wreaks of class!
Any other player his age would be gutting it out on the developmental tours and we’d be checking his ID before he’d be allowed to tee it up on tour.
And there was nothing but humility oozing from the podium when he was accepting the FedEx Cup following the round.
“You’re welcome, Mr. Finchem, this one’s a keeper,” the golf gods were have rumored to have said to the commish from above.
2016 can’t get here quickly enough!