Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth
26-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Perhaps the most disappointing $2.7 million-plus season in the history of the PGA Tour. For most guys, his 2017-2018 numbers would be more than acceptable, but for Spieth, it's a complete disaster. Prior to last season, Spieth averaged over four top-2s per season. Last season, he didn't have a single top-2. Most of the blame can be attributed to his putting. Since joining the PGA Tour in 2013, Spieth has been an elite putter. Last season, he wasn't even an average putter, he was just flat-out a poor putter. He ended the season ranked 136th on the PGA Tour in strokes-gained putting. Now for the good news, he's absolutely going to bounce back this season. He's too talented and too strong between the ears to let this linger. He'll figure out his putter in the off-season and be back to challenging for majors before you know it. He's a must-have in salary cap formats and he's still a first-rounder in draft formats. Read Past Outlooks
T8 in first start of season
October 20, 2019
Spieth notched a share of eighth place at the CJ Cup after a one-under 71 in the final round.
Spieth looked much like he did last season. Putting fantastically, but ball striking remains a question mark. This week he ranked T75 in FIR's, T50 in GIR's, but first in putts per GIR. Spieth put himself in position after two rounds, but slow starts on both Saturday and Sunday left the Texan playing catchup. Nevertheless, he still scored some solid points and will look to do the same at the ZOZO Championship in Japan next week.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jordan Spieth
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FanDuel PGA: WGC-HSBC Champions
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WGC-HSBC Champions Preview: Rory's the Favorite
18 days ago
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Zozo Championship Recap: Woods Makes History
19 days ago
Tiger Woods closed out the inaugural Zozo Championship in Chiba, Japan, while fending off native son Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes.
The Zozo Championship Preview: Can Thomas Go Back-to-Back?
24 days ago
Greg Vara analyzes the field at this week's PGA Tour stop in Japan where Justin Thomas will try to win two in a row after winning last week.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Spieth picked up his third career major at the Open Championship last summer, and at that specific point in time, he was again the best player on the planet. He lost that title before the end of the season by the slimmest of margins as Justin Thomas was just too much. Though he failed to win the FedEx title or complete the career grand slam, it was a fantastic year for Spieth. Not only did he pick up his third major, but he won two other events, which pushed his career total to 11. Spieth is one of a few guys that can be considered for salary cap purposes because he's already posted a season more than $12 million in earnings. That said, $9.4 million is a price to pay for anyone in today's PGA Tour.
What might have been for Spieth last year if he'd just managed a par or a bogey on the 12th at Augusta on Sunday. Maybe he takes the momentum of another Masters victory and goes on another fantastic run. Maybe he pulls-in his fourth career major. Who knows? As it is, Spieth still had a very productive season, just not up to his standards though. Spieth was one of only six golfers to surpass the $5 million mark last season, yet like many in front of him, without a major, it was a disappointment. With that in mind, Spieth looks like a decent salary cap option this year. In draft leagues, he'll go between the first and fourth picks.
What sophomore jinx? Spieth had no problems backing-up his outstanding rookie season last year, but he did slow towards the end of his second season. With that said, he was still one of the top players during the 2014 season and the future looks even brighter for Spieth this year. Spieth has the talent to top the money list this season, but he'll have to maintain a high-level of play throughout the season in 2015, something he was unable to do last year. With another year of experience under his belt, Spieth should reach career highs in earnings and wins in 2015. He's a solid salary cap option this year and should go in the first round in draft leagues.
Jordan Spieth took the PGA Tour by storm in 2013 and this might finally be a case of a guy living up to his huge potential. Where many before him have faltered, Spieth took all the hype and made everyone believe in greatness again. Golf is not an easy sport to thrive in when all the attention is focused on you, Tiger Woods is an obvious exception, but for every Tiger, there are 10 guys who couldn't live up to the hype. Spieth is off to a great start, but the challenge now is to keep up the pace and even improve upon it. Spieth looks like that special player that comes along only every so often. With that said, he's a legit top-10 pick in drafts and a decent option in salary cap leagues.
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Putter stays red hot
August 11, 2019
Spieth had his best Sunday showing of the season, carding a four-under 67 to finish in a tie for sixth place at the Northern Trust.
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MDF after third-round 77
August 6, 2019
Spieth missed the secondary cut at the Wyndham Championship, after shooting a disastrous seven-over 77.
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Unable to avoid big numbers
July 28, 2019
Spieth shot a two-under 68 on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to finish in a share of 12th place.
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Ball striking remains a concern
July 22, 2019
Spieth struggled to a six-over 77 on Sunday at the Open Championship to fall into a tie for 20th place.
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Disappoints at Travelers
June 24, 2019
Spieth missed the cut at the Travelers Championship with rounds of 73 and 69.
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