Jordan Spieth was announced today as the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year– and this should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. I even wrote last week about how Spieth had the Player of the Year locked up before the end of the year win at the Tour Championship.
And the Tour Championship may have been his best win of the season.
In 2015, Jordan Spieth became the $22 million man, all at age 22. This may be the last year in PGA Tour history where someone earns their age for a season.
He was the youngest recipient of the award since 1997 and a certain world-changing talent (Tiger) who was only 21.
Let’s take a look at Jordan’s season accolades:
- FedEx Cup winner: $10 million bonus
- 5 wins & 4 runner-ups
- 15 top-10s in 25 events played (50%)
- 10 top-3 finishes
- 2 major championships (Masters & U.S. Open)
- $22,545,465 season earnings
- 4 missed cuts
- 68.984 scoring average (1st on the PGA Tour)
- World #1 ranked golfer
Jordan Spieth’s caddy is making money off the Tour that dwarfs that of Tiger Woods. pic.twitter.com/fcZJaDrggy
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 1, 2015
And Under Armour is continuing to raise the ante.
Alongside Spieth in the year-end awards, it was Daniel Berger who claimed the 2015 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award.
Berger’s 2015 success was capped off with an 11th place finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs, as he was the only rookie to compete in East Lake. In a stout rookie class including Justin Thomas and Tony Finau, Berger emerged as the most impressive (at least with accomplishments) of the bunch.
Daniel Berger’s 2015 accomplishments:
- 6 top-10 finishes
- 13 top-25 finishes
- Two top-15s in the FedEx Cup playoffs
- Playoff loss in the Honda Classic to Padraig Harrington
- $3,028,987 in earnings
He is the Berger King.
Congratulations to both Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger on fantastic seasons.