Jordan Spieth Loves the Pressure

Jordan Spieth’s second-place finish on Sunday was his fourth top-5 finish in a major this season. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Spieth, among the fearless, has pulled off his share of those shots.

In a season in which he turned 22 years old, Spieth came as many as six shots and as few as four shy of winning the Grand Slam. That’s not golf’s version of a perfect game. That’s golf’s version of a perfect season.

With a 17-under total this week, Spieth broke the cumulative major-championship season scoring mark in relation to par at 54 under, one better than Woods’ mark from 2000.

He also became the third player since 2005 to finish a season in the top five in all four majors, joining Woods (2005) and Fowler (2014).

As much as Spieth relishes the opportunity to tee it up in the biggest events, he might do it again soon.

And who knows? Maybe Bobby Jones, the only player to complete a calendar Grand Slam, will have company someday.

“You want to feel the pressure that we felt today,” Spieth said. “That was fun. It was fun waking up today, knowing I’ve got another chance to win a major. You get that blood running through your veins; your mind just knows the position that you’re in. It’s just a different feeling than any other position. I enjoy it. It’s a thrill.” 

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