Jordan Spieth had arguably the best season in golf history — and he did it at age 21! So how will Jordan do next year? Let’s let history be our guide.
Here’s a chart showing the followup years for Players of the Year going back to 2010 for all players who have won at least one major in their career. With the exception of golfers named Rory McIlroy, you can see POYs have not had much success the following year.
2015 Jordan Spieth ??? ??? 2014 Rory McIlroy 3 wins, 9 top tens 2013 Tiger Woods 0 wins, 0 top tens 2012 Rory McIlroy 1 win, 9 top tens 2010 Jim Furyk 0 wins, 5 top tens 2009 Tiger Woods 0 wins, 5 top tens
One thing this chart shows us is just how dominating Rory McIlroy was. Will Jordan be able to follow in Rory’s footprints?
Thongchai! The New York Times (or the AP, really) has a super article about Thongchai Jaidee and the other Asian players on the Presidents Cup team. An enjoyable read and I learned a few things. Old school journalism — an endangered species in this world of 150 insipid bloggers posting the same stupidstics and trick shot videos each and every day.