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Is Jordan Spieth The New Tiger Woods?

Golfer Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open, his second major in a row. Is the 21-year-old golf phenom the new Tiger Woods?

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last 24 hours | espn.go
Jordan Spieth sits on the cusp of golfing history at St. Andrews - - ESPN

"...It took Spieth all of two-and-a-half Open rounds to master the Old Course. Actually, Mackay argued, it only took him one. Bones ran into Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller, Sunday morning, and told him he couldn't believe how Spieth handled himself in Round 1 with everyone watching to see if he'd become the first man to win the season's first three majors since Ben Hogan did it in 1953."Man, of all the amazing things you guys have done this year," Mackay told Greller, "coming out here having won the Masters and U.S. Open and shooting 67 on Thursday, with all that attention on you, was the most impressive thing Jordan's done all year. To come out here and ball like that and make that putt on the final hole, I mean, look at this kid."..." see full article

1306 days ago | desertsun
Golf fans certainly know about Jordan Spieth from 2015 - The Desert Sun
"...There has been concern that with the rise of international golf and the slow descend of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, American golf would be looking for a new star or stars to lead the American-based tour. But in the 33 official PGA Tour events since last October, only eight have been won by players born outside of the United States. And two of those have been by Northern Ireland's McIlroy. We know what Spieth has done to elevate American golf, but players such as Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson and Patrick Reed have continued their strong play of recent years. American golf may just survive...." see full article

1327 days ago | nypost
Tiger? Phil? Jordan Spieth can be that and more - New York Post
"...The 21-year-old Texan is straight out of central casting, an ideal successor to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in leading American golf. After backing up his triumph at the Masters by winning the U.S. Open on Sunday, Spieth is not just the new face of golf he'll be the face of sports if this keeps up.He'll head to St. Andrews for the British Open July 16-19 with a chance to win the first three legs of the Grand Slam. It's the home of golf, Spieth said late Sunday after his 5-under par stood up to win the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. I've played one round on St. Andrews when we were playing in the Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen and we went as a team to visit St. Andrews. It's one of my favorite places in the world. ..." see full article

1332 days ago | nydailynews
Jordan Spieth joins Rory McIlroy in life after Tiger Woods - New York Daily News

"...Spieth, who is 21 going on 42, is actually ahead of Tiger Woods' major pace. Only Gene Sarazen, at age 20, won his second major earlier.No one is saying that Spieth is going to be the next Tiger. In his prime, Woods was as good as anyone who ever lived. It's the reason his demise has been so shocking.And, to be fair, Spieth isn't as talented as McIlroy, whose A game beats everyone whenever he brings it...." see full article

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1332 days ago | nytimes
Grand Slam, Rarest of Feats, Is Within Reach

"...At 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats in sports, the Grand Slam. Indeed, difficult may be selling the challenge short. In its modern incarnation, no one has ever completed a Grand Slam in golf, and no one has come especially close.The term comes from bridge, where the taking of all 13 tricks has been called a Grand Slam since at least the early 1800s. The first golfer said to have completed a Grand Slam was Bobby Jones in 1930, but the four tournaments he won were different from the modern set and included two amateur events.The Masters, and thus the possibility of a modern Grand Slam, began in 1934. But winning the Masters, the United States Open, the British Open and the P.G.A. Championship in the same year has proved to be too much of a challenge for even the world's most dominant golfers...." see full article

1333 days ago | ftw.usatoday
Wait, is Jordan Spieth actually becoming the next Tiger Woods?
"...But since then, Spieth has unlocked his potential and is rapidly cashing in on it. It's only natural that he has us seriously grappling for an answer to a previously unthinkable question: Could Jordan Spieth actually be the next Tiger Woods?It's a tall task no matter how you look at it, but the fact remains: the 21-year-old is doing things golf fans haven't seen since the height of the Tiger Woods era. When he won the Masters, Spieth tied the scoring record Woods set in 1997. In winning the U.S. Open immediately after, he became the first player since you guessed it, Tiger Woods to win the first two majors of the year. He's the youngest multiple major champion since Gene Sarazen in 1922 and the youngest since Bobby Jones in 1923 to win the U.S. Open...." see full article

1333 days ago | ftw.usatoday
Jordan Spieth isn't winning the Grand Slam - For The Win
"...This has nothing to do with Spieth himself, a historic, young talentwho won his first major nine months after turning an age that allowed him to legally drink the celebratory champagne; a 21-year-old who has two majors, making him the youngest to achieve that feat in 93 years; and a fearless athlete who has, at minimum, a fistful of Grand Slams in his future, not to mention a possible golf rivalry with Rory McIlroy, the likes of which hadn't been seen since Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson...." see full article

1333 days ago | cbssports
Where golf stands after US Open: Can Jordan Spieth win the grand slam? -
"...We all did. We all always thought it would be Tiger. But now, nobody has won the first two since 2002 when Big Cat did it. He finished T28 at the British Open that year. Before that, Jack Nicklaus did it in 1972 ... Arnold Palmer in 1960 ... Ben Hogan in 1951 and 1953 ... Craig Wood in 1941.He's right. And no, he's 144 holes from the kind of history that changes the entire trajectory of a sport. He dared himself to consider it on Sunday evening, if only for a second."This was somewhat of a British-style golf course, so are the next two majors. I've proven to myself that I can win on a British-style golf course now. Now I take it to the truest British-style golf course of any in the world," he said...." see full article

1333 days ago | sbnation
What we learned at the U.S. Open: Jordan Spieth is the golden child and Rory ... - SB Nation
"...They were the two players everyone on the grounds wanted to see during their wave of tee times, but for entirely different reasons. Spieth was the must-see American prodigy perfectly molded to appeal to the crowd and audience. Woods was the must-see circus, the floundering 14-time major winner who overwhelmed the game in a way that no one, including Spieth, ever will again. Each time, Spieth would come through and the crowd would shoot up with enthusiasm, even when he made a routine par. Then Woods would come through and the crowd would rise out of obligation, uncomfortably clapping as this burdensome walk for a legend continued.The roars were always the loudest for Spieth. Even when he made a double bogey to nearly blow a three-shot lead with two holes to play, the crowd around the 17th stood and roared, encouraging him to 72nd hole of the championship. As he walked up the 18th, a thundering "Spieth! Spieth! Spieth!" chant from the inordinately large grandstands came down. When Dustin Johnson missed that final, excruciating putt, the grandstand produced this terrifying sounding mix of groans and celebratory screams...." see full article

1333 days ago | espn.go
The how and why behind Spieth's latest triumph - ESPN

"...This is the same mindset Tiger Woods displayed during his years of dominance. It's often said that Woods was mentally tougher than the competition back then; and while that could be loosely translated to explain his penchant for holing so many dramatic putts, it probably spoke more to his ability to maintain such a high level of consistency. Most players suffer the cyclical ebbs and flows of the game. He rarely did.Spieth doesn't, either. Not yet, at least. After he won the Emirates Australian Open late last year, he flew halfway around the world and won the Hero World Challenge the next week. After he won the Valspar Championship earlier this year, he had runner-up finishes at the Valero Texas Open and Shell Houston Open before that Masters victory...." see full article

1333 days ago | nydailynews
Jordan Spieth showing Tiger Woods old roar at U.S. Open

"...Tiger Woods isn't being Tiger Woods anymore, but Jordan Spieth is doing a pretty good impersonation.The 21-year-old Masters champ has the kind of grinding mentality on the golf course that once set Woods apart. And Friday, in the second round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, it put him right in the mix for his second straight major win tied with Patrick Reed for first place at 5-under 135 halfway through the tournament.Spieth's final hole, the downhill par-3 ninth, was but one example. First off, he had just bogeyed No. 7 and given away a shot on the eighth when he put his head down and stuck one to eight feet...." see full article

1333 days ago | latimes
Jordan Spieth is halfway to history after U.S. Open triumph
"...In winning the first two majors of the season he captured the Masters in April by four shots Spieth is now in this company: Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Craig Wood. It's an almost unimaginable feat for a young man who turned professional only three years ago and had only one career victory before this season.A self-described golf historian, Spieth said, "It gives me goose bumps. To think of . . . how fast we've risen to get on tour, and to contend and win major championships . . . it just gets better."..." see full article

1333 days ago | bleacherreport
Thrills and Heartbreak on the Line in Enticing US Open Sunday Showdown
"...A victory for Jordan Spieth means a new superstar could be christened, just in time to make the game quit worrying about what happens when Tiger Woods is gone.American golf could witness the dawn of an enthralling modern rivalry if Dustin Johnson takes on Spieth and finally wins his first major.Or we could see Jason Day spend a solid five hours tugging on the heartstrings of golf fans as he battles vertigo and tries to navigate his way to a first major championship.The outcome certainly isn't limited to those three scenarios, but they will dominate the talk as the final round begins at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, a brown and unforgiving course that even by U.S. Open standards is amazingly annoying...." see full article

1333 days ago | bloomberg
Spieth Is Youngest U.S. Open Champ Since 1923 on Johnson Misses
"...In his young career, Spieth has been chasing many of the records set by Woods, and now he's surpassed the 14-time major champion for one milestone. Two months after earning the green jacket at Augusta National as the second-youngest Masters winner behind Woods, Spieth became the youngest player to win two career majors since Hall of Famer Gene Sarazen in 1922.Spieth, an American, entered the U.S. Open as the second-ranked player in the world behind only Rory McIlroy, who finished tied for ninth at Chambers Bay. While McIlroy will remain No. 1 in the next Official World Golf Ranking, no player has been as successful as Spieth in 2015...." see full article

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