Leave it to two Ryder Cup rookies, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth and 24-year-old Patrick Reed, to shine brightly in the very first competition of the Ryder Cup: the fourballs competition, which started Friday morning.
The Florida native almost bypassed a career in music as a budding young athlete with his eye on playing golf in college at Florida State University before an injury derailed that plan.
U.S. captain Tom Watson made it sound as if he were leaning more on Woods’ past than the current state of his game, not to mention his health.
With all the talk of Tiger missing this tournament and Phil missing the cut, the future of golf is perched at the top of the leaderboard. His name is Jordan Spieth.
Don’t fret. Even with you-know-who out of the Masters for the first time ever, there are many other exciting scenarios and players in the field.
Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world.
Whoever wins this one will have to earn it. “It will be a fun weekend,” Woods said. “This golf course is going to be difficult.”
Tiger Woods had two double bogeys and a triple bogey on the back nine for a 44, and he did that without a penalty shot.