Jordan Effing Spieth

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  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  2. stevie_p

    stevie_p 25+ Posts

    Congratulations to Jackson Speeth a great longhorn.

    Hookem!

    sp
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Nice to see Jordan enjoying himself with the win, as opposed to some French race driver



     
  4. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 1,000+ Posts

    But Norman made collapsing his legacy. Jordan had that opportunity on sunday but refused. One collapse isnt a trend. 2 may not be either but its heading that way. Jordan was clutch and didnt take the bait.
     
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  5. HornSwoggler

    HornSwoggler 1,000+ Posts

    Jordan - a class act. Helluva golfer and has his head on straight.
     
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  6. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    Greg Norman was a pro golfer for about 35 years, winning 2 majors, The Open twice.

    In 2015, Jordan Spieth in his 2nd (?) year as a pro won The Masters with a near record setting score, then won The US Open, then tied for 4th in The Open, then finished 2nd in The PGA. Said another way, in Spieth's 2nd year as a pro he equalled Norman's 35 year career total of major wins, not far off of a grand slam (which no one has ever done), and with The Open win yesterday has already passed Norman in major wins, 5 years into his pro career. Spieth is odds on favorite to win The PGA next month. If he does that he would be one of only 4(?) others to earn a career grand slam.

    Now WHO was he being compared to?
     
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  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

    And, Norman is a philandering SOB generally regarded to be an Class A a-hole. Spieth is the opposite.
     
  8. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    Okaaaay, here we go, Jordan goes for his career grand slam for the first time, needing only this PGA to close the deal. McIlroy is the favorite, having won two PGA tournaments at this course (neither win the "PGA Championship" tournament).

    This is Jordan's "win for the career slam" tournament, McIlroy lacks a Master's, Mickelson lacks the U.S. Open for theirs.

    http://www.espn.com/golf/pgachampio...th-rory-mcilroy-collision-course-quail-hollow

    http://www.espn.com/golf/leaderboard?tour=pga&tournamentId=2712

    (sidebar tweet at the leaderboard link above --- I don't know how to bring that in to this BBS...):

    Jason Sobel, ESPN: "Jordan Spieth warming up at the short game area. About to walk away. Decides to hit one final chip. Holes it."
     
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  9. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    This is awesome. Probably it will take more than one try but it makes must-see golf for we Spieth fans.
     
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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  11. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    Jordan starting out a bit iffy, about 4 strokes back from the leaders.

    What's making this fun also, is the "career grand slam" competition among 3 active players, Mickelson (missing the U.S. Open), McIlroy (missing the Masters), and Spieth (missing the PGA).

    Five golfers have completed at least one career slam (no one has ever Grand Slammed --- won all 4 in one golf season), Sarazen (1, in the '30s), Hogan (1, in the '50s), Player (1, finally winning the U.S. Open in '65), and of course Nicklaus and Tiger winning 3 career slams each, with Tiger achieving a "Tiger Slam" of winning all 4 majors in a row, but not in the same year.

    Sadly, Palmer never won the PGA, so did not achieve the career grand slam. Nor did Tom Watson win the PGA, nor Lee Trevino the Masters.

    But now we've got 3 pros with 3 different majors under their belts, Lefty, Rory, and Jordan.

    Not to take anything away from Tiger, his run was awesome, but for a while it was kind of like Tiger, ..... and all the rest.

    Now we've got some balance in competition.

    Fun stuff.

    As Texanne posted earlier about Spieth: "He makes me care about golf."

    These 3 golfers (and others chewing on their dust) make me care about golf.
     
  12. p_town_horn

    p_town_horn 1,000+ Posts

    This. Tiger made golf relevant for me but great competition makes me care even more. Same with other sports. It's fun to watch Golden State demolish the field, but I remember watching Lakers Celtics (Kobe and Pierce) far more intensely. There are better examples but the great competition made the sport greater.
     
  13. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    (fixed it for me, a bit earlier, same thing)
     
  14. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    Chamberlain-Russell?
     
  15. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    Yeah, another dueling decade of great competition.

    Ali-Foreman-Frazier

    Conners-McEnroe-Borg

    Evert-Navratilova

    Palmer-Nicklaus
     
  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  17. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    Pars, 3 bogies, 2 birdies, looking too far back now to catch the leaders for this one.

    And yeah, he makes it look easy doesn't he?
     

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