Jordan Spieth is not the No. 1 golfer in the world. There can be no greater testament to the play of Jason Day, who is. Because Jordan Spieth is unbelievable. The almost 23-year-old phenom (birthday: July 27) just won The Colonial — marking his first PGA Tour victory in his home state of Texas. That makes it eight victories on Tour, one more than Tiger Woods had at Spieth’s age, including two majors. It would have been three, but for his untimely dunking of two balls at the 12th hole on the last day of The Masters in April. Remember that?
A Texas golf fan did, and shouted out to Spieth as he made the turn at Colonial on Sunday: “Remember the Masters!” Whether the shout was meant to wound or inspire the world’s No. 2 golfer will never be known. But inspire it did. Spieth took it like Michael Jordan used to take people saying a player could defend him. “There’s a little red ass in me,” Spieth said afterwards, “and it came out on the next few holes.” He birdied three in a row during the middle stretch and won the tourney by three strokes. It’s worth noting that no one needs to remind red ass Jordan Spieth about The Masters 2016. He’ll never forget it. He’ll probably mention it in his Hall of Fame speech.