Jordan Spieth had the best season on the PGA Tour, so it's fitting that he is its season-long champion. The 22-year-old won the 2014-15 FedEx Cup on Sunday on the back of a four-shot victory at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Spieth shot 1-under 69 in the final round to become the youngest player in nine seasons to win the FedEx Cup and become the youngest player to ever win the Tour Championship. With the $1.485 million check for winning the Tour Championship, Spieth toppled Vijay Singh's 2008 for the most lucrative season in PGA Tour history. He also locks up the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average of the year, and, when his peers vote, he will win the PGA Tour Player of the Year award.
Six holes into the round and on the back of consecutive bogeys, Spieth had lost the one-stroke edge he had to begin the day. However, 20-foot birdie putts on the eighth and ninth holes got him back on track. After a dropping shot on the par-4 10th, Spieth made a 50-foot bomb on the par-3 11th to kill any momentum Stenson built with a tee shot on the same hole that landed inside 4 feet. Critical 8-foot par putts on the 15th and 16th holes secured the victory, though a Stenson shank on the 17th hole led to a double-bogey 6 that left no doubt.
The Texan ends the year with five wins -- Valspar Championship, the Masters, U.S. Open, John Deere Classic and Tour Championship -- becoming the youngest player with that many wins in a single PGA Tour season since 1929, back when the PGA Tour didn't really exist.
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