Jordan Spieth was forced to spot two shots a round to many in the field in this weeks OWGR-points giveaway exhibition tournament. Why do I say that? Because the Hero Challenge was played on a wide open course more suitable for a long drive contest than a professional golf event. Even so, Jordan Spieth, the greatest golfer since Jack Nicklaus, nearly pulled it off.
If Tiger Woods did Jordan-proof the tournament, it would not be the first time such a thing was done. Augusta National Jack-proofed their course in 1966 in an attempt to rein in the long-knocking Golden Bear. It didn’t work too well, as Jack went on to win that year — and three others! Jack wound up with six Masters titles, a mark thought unmatchable until Young Jordan’s romp last April.
Lanny H Golf is making an early 2016 Make Me Pay pledge: If Jordan Spieth wins the Grand Slam, I will donate $1000 to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Make me pay, Jordan!
*** Coming Wednesday ***
In preparation for our Tiger-Free Initiative in 2016, we are injecting a new meme into the golf world: Diggin’ Up Bones. Stay tuned!
Oh, I almost forgot: Here’s a reprise of the famous Woods/PED busts/results graph: