Spieth Dominates to Win Hyundai
Jordan Spieth left the field in his dust, something that is becoming a little commonplace over the past 12 months on the PGA Tour, firing a 30-under 262 to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by eight strokes on Sunday.
Spieth is the second PGA golfer ever to finish at least 30 shots under par in a 72-hole event, joining Ernie Els, who did so here in 2003 at 31-under.
The win was Spieth’s seventh on the PGA Tour, tying Tiger Woods for the most by age 22. Spieth will turn 23 in July. Granted, Spieth needed 77 starts to get there; Woods, just 38.
Spieth actually shot his “worst” round of the tournament on Sunday with a 67, following rounds of 66, 64, and 65. Patrick Reed, the 2015 winner, finished second at 22-under. Brandt Snedeker (-21), Brooks Koepka (-21), and Rickie Fowler (-20) rounded out the top five.
World No. 2 Jason Day finished tied for 10th, finding his form on the weekend, finishing with a 15-under 70-73-69-65 – 277. He tied with notables Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, and Jimmy Walker.
Spieth suffered just one blemish on the day, a bogey on No. 8, but birdied 9 and 10 to eliminate the error. He took home 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.18 million for his victory, and only recorded two bogeys throughout 72 holes.
The field, comprised of 32 winners from last year’s PGA Tour, saw only two players finish above par.