Jordan Speith creamed this exceptional season with $22 million and propelled himself to World No. 1, earning a record prize money from this PGA 2015 winnings and topping it with a $10 million bonus from the FedEx Cup.
The Guardian quoted him saying, “Thank you. This is incredible. We approach this like a major championship. Mentally we stayed in it, even if I didn’t have my best ball striking, and boy that putter sure paid off!”
At 22, the Texan Golfer, Speith, became the first man to win the crystal Tour Championship prize, and then the silver FedEx Cup. With an 8-foot par putt “that was right in the heart for a 1-under 69,” Spieth never gave a chance to anyone else and kept pouring putt from all over East Lake.
According to ESPN figures, “his fifth victory of the year, which includes the Masters and the U.S. Open, was worth $1,485,000 million and gave Spieth $12,030,465 for the year.” The previous record of $10.9 million was achieved by Vijay Singh in 2004.
“This year is unreal”, exclaims Speith, acknowledging the fact that he got frustrated at times and didn’t have much success in the playoffs. “It’s the greatest season I’ve ever had, obviously,” Spieth said. “But it’s one where I believe we took our game on course and off course to a level that I didn’t think would be possible at different times in my life.”
After his incredible feat he was first congratulated by his sister, Ellie, his parents, girlfriend, grandfather and tight group of school friends. The trophy studded year have seen Speith made spirited bids for the Grand Slam and joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to finish no worse than fourth in all the professional majors, according to ESPN .