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A L BA N Y, BA H A M A S

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2016

J O R D A N

SPIETH After his historic 2014-2015 season, when Jordan Spieth made a heroic run at the Grand Slam by becoming the sixth player to claim both the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year and finishing runner-up at the PGA Championship, expectations have never been higher for this golf super hero. What we all learned is Spieth is indeed human, after all. At least that was evident during his title defense at this year’s Masters Tournament, when the third-round leader lost a five-shot lead on the back nine at Augusta National on Sunday after making quadruple-bogey on the par-3 12th hole. He ended the week sharing second place with Lee Westwood, three strokes behind champion Danny Willett. Nevertheless, Spieth still had two other PGA TOUR victories this year heading into September’s official home stretch, giving him one more career PGA TOUR win than Tiger Woods had before his 23rd birthday. Obviously, it’s not a matter of if, but when, Spieth will win again. Perhaps a dose of Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge is just what Spieth needs to get his golf game revving up once again. Remember, Spieth blew away the 2014 Hero World Challenge field at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, shooting a final-round 66 to beat Henrik Stenson by 10 strokes. And we all know what happened soon after that event. Spieth was catapulted to his heroic season with five victories, including the TOUR Championship, and a single-season PGA TOUR-record $12,030,465 in prize money. It could all start here again for Spieth.

BIRTH PL ACE: DALL A S , TE X A S , USA

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TURNED PRO

2012

TO U R WINS

8

HERO WORLD CHALLENGE MAGAZINE

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2016 Hero World Challenge