Spieth wins 2015 Tour Championship

With his victory the 22-year-old also claims the FedEx Cup.

Jordan Spieth with his sister Ellie inspecting one of the prizes for winning the Coca Cola sponsored 2015 Tour Championship/ Credit: Getty Images
Jordan Spieth with his sister Ellie inspecting one of the prizes for winning the Coca Cola sponsored 2015 Tour Championship/ Credit: Getty Images
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The 22-year-old putts his way to victory and with his victory also claims the FedEx Cup.

A fine display with his flat stick enabled Jordan Spieth to win the 2015 Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup.

This year’s US Masters (opens in new tab) and US Open champion (opens in new tab) had a one-shot lead over nearest challenger Henrik Stenson going into the final day. Halfway through his final round he had pulled two shots ahead after bogeys at the 5th and 6th had been outnumbered by birdies on the  2nd, 8th and 9th.

The birdie on 8 was from 20ft and on 9 it was from 18ft. His final birdie of the round came on 11, where he sunk a 45ft putt. Sportingly, Stenson gave him a fist pump after this particular effort.

When Stenson shanked on the 17th fairway and made double bogey he dropped three shots behind Spieth. It also dropped him into a four-way tie for fourth and moved him to third in the FedEx Cup. But he sunk a 60ft birdie putt on the last hole to tie for second and to finish second in the FedEx Cup.

Danny Lee (65) and Justin Rose (66) tied with Stenson in second place in the Tour Championship.

For Stenson, it was his third runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup play-offs, and his fifth runner-up finish this year, a year in which he is yet to win.

Jordan Spieth poses on the 18th green after winning both the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola and the FedEx Cup. Credit: Cox/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth poses on the 18th green after winning both the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola and the FedEx Cup. Credit: Cox/Getty Images

Four talking points from The Tour Championship:

1. Jason Day had entered the tournament as World No 1 and top of the season-long points list following four wins in his last six starts. Spieth in contrast had missed the cut in two of his last three tournaments. But rounds of 69, 71, 70 & 68 left Day in tenth. His second round 71, was only the second over-par round Day had posted in his past 30 rounds.

2. With Jason Day not finishing within the top 5, Spieth now goes back to World No 1.

3. Spieth has broken the record for most money won in a season - $12,030,465. Plus he gets a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup.

4. Henrik Stenson started the tournament fourth in the FedEx Cup and would have won it with victory here. He was one of five players who teed it up knowing that taking the Tour Championship would automatically give them the FedEx Cup as well.

He looked on course at the halfway stage after rounds of 63 and 68 took him three clear of the field, with Spieth the closest challenger.

But Stenson shot 72 on Saturday and when Spieth ended his third round with a 20ft birdie that took him into the outright overnight lead by a shot from Stenson. Not that Spieth knew it: "I thought we were tied," he confessed. “I didn't realise I was leading until about 20 minutes after I finished and someone mentioned it."

2015 Tour Championship by Coca-Cola East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia September 24-27, 2015 Purse: $8,250,000, par 70

1  Jordan Spieth 68 66 68 69 271 $1,485,000 T2  Henrik Stenson 63 68 72 72 275 $618,750 T2  Danny Lee 69 72 69 65 275 $618,750 T2  Justin Rose 70 68 71 66 275 $618,750 T5  Dustin Johnson 69 72 71 64 276 $302,500 T5  Bubba Watson 70 71 68 67 276 $302,500 T5  Paul Casey 65 70 71 70 276 $302,500 T8  JB Holmes 68 72 68 69 277 $255,750 T8  Zach Johnson 66 70 71 70 277 $255,750 T10  Matt Kuchar 71 70 69 68 278 $228,525 T10  Jason Day 69 71 70 68 278 $228,525

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he worked as contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around 20 countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.