How Spieth won $3600 PER SHOT in 2015


Jordan Spieth wrapped up the FedEx Cup last night with a victory in the Tour Championship – his fifth of the season – taking him back to the top spot in the world rankings.

“This is one I cannot wait to celebrate,” Spieth said. “This is incredible.”

He took a one-shot lead over Henrik Stenson into Sunday’s final round and relied on a red hot putter to keep himself in front. His holed from 20 feet on the eighth, 18 feet on the par-five ninth and from 45 feet on the 11th.

Spieth added: “This is an event we approached like a major championship. I didn’t have a great play-off, but I put a lot into this week. Mentally, I stayed in it. And boy, that putter sure paid off.”

The 22-year-old had the kind of year most players would take in an entire career. Here’s a round-up in numbers of what he’s achieved… 

1. Spieth made $22,030,465 in 2015, $1 million more than the previous record season best, set by Vijay Singh in 2004. So far, Spieth has made $31 million in his short PGA career, the most in history at his age.

2. Want to know how that total breaks down per event? Around £880,000, or $14,000 per hole – $3,600 per shot. 

3. Along with the Masters, The US Open and the Tour Championship, Spieth won the Valspar Championship and the John Deere Classic in 2015 – making him the youngest player to win five times in a season since Horton Smith (who was 21) in 1929. 

4. On Sunday, Spieth won $11.485 million – double what Jack Nicklaus earned in his entire career and six times what Arnold Palmer won in on-course earnings. 

5. Spieth is the youngest player to win two majors in 93 years, and the youngest to win five tournaments in 86 years. 

6. Spieth joins Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to finish no worse than fourth in all four majors in one season. Along with the money title, he won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average, and is likely to be named Player of the Year by his colleagues. 

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