Jordan Spieth Passes Johnny Miller and Lee Trevino in Career Earnings
By mustang6560 on 9/24/13
In his rookie season on the PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth earned a cool $3,879,820.
As Adam Schupak notes, he earned more in his first year as a professional golfer than World Golf Hall of Fame inductees Johnny Miller and Lee Trevino did in their entire careers.
"Does it make you mad that in his first year he has beaten you on the all-time money list?" Golf Channel commentator Terry Gannon jokingly asked Miller.In one of the most impressive rookie seasons in PGA Tour history, Jordan collected nine top 10 finishes, which ties him with Bill Haas and Brandt Snedeker for most of the season, three runner-up finishes including a T2 at the Tour Championship last week, and a victory at the John Deere Classic. In a season that began with no status for the Texas native, he finished seventh in the FedExCup, the highest ever by a rookie.
He is a lock to win the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, which will be announced Friday.
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Image via Jordan Spieth Twitter
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Great kid and we in Austin are very proud of this young man!!! Rookie of the Year!!!
Yes, he is more of a lock for rookie of the year than Tiger is for player of the year and I am a Tiger!
Tiger fan! It should read.
A comparison adjusted for inflation would be nice.
He needs to start sporting a flat bill and monochromatic clothing on Sunday if he really wants to make it big. ;)
No, No, No... ^ ^ ^
Why would he want to be perceived as a joke? No clown suit necessary.
That picture makes me want some chicken wings.
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