Well, it’s all over and the ‘Fat Lady has sung’. Jordan Spieth’s 2015 season marks a new chapter in the history of golf as the 22 year old Texan captured the coveted 2015 Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. Jordan pockets five wins after his third year on the PGA Tour including 10 top-10 finishes. Not too shabby for youngster who once saved his allowance to buy a Razor scooter. Now, he has made more money in a single season than anyone else — $12,030,465 which doesn’t include the $10 million FedExCup bonus. That’s a lot of Razor scooters.
I remember hearing sports announcers breaking down how much a baseball pitcher earned for every pitch. Here is a breakdown of Jordan Spieth’s financials when it comes to his play including the $10 the FedEx Cup bonus in case you missed it. (Stats courtesy of Chris Chase and Jamie Kennedy-USA Today):
- Won $22,030,465
- Earned $881,219 per event
- Made $259,346 per round
- Received $13,908 per hole
- Was paid $3,623 per shot
Spieth is the youngest player to win two majors in 93 years, (Gene Sarazen-1922). Further, he is the youngest player to win five times in a season since Horton Smith (age 21) in 1929. He’s the only player to win the Masters and Tour Championship in the same year. He’s the youngest to win the U.S. Open Championship since Bobby Jones in 1923.
Between the Memorial Tournament in June and PGA Championship in August, Spieth’s record was; T-3RD, 1ST, 1ST, T-4TH, T-10TH and 2nd . Jordan had four more top-10 finishes than any player this year.
Spieth’s victory(s) Sunday alone, earned him $11.485 million. That’s double what Jack Nicklaus earned in his career and six times what Arnold Palmer won on the golf course.
There is a ‘new kid on top’ in golf and his name is Jordan Spieth.