Jordan Spieth looks to finish off a dominating performance and claim the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, which will only seem fitting simply because one of his biggest sponsors is AT&T.
Jordan Spieth and his caddie Michael Greller (above) have compiled a very strong resume in just four years of work on the PGA Tour. Together in 107 professional starts they have won 8 times and are one of the best teams in golf.
The saying in golf is that sometimes it’s harder to play with a large lead because you start over thinking and stop doing what built up that lead in the first place. With Jordan you might think this event is a done deal, but we have to look a bit further than that.
Jordan Spieth at the 2016 Masters
Heading back to the Masters in 2016, Jordan had a five shot lead with only nine holes to go and ended up losing the event. It’s a little proof that anything is possible and that no lead it safe against the best in the world. What Jordan does have on his side is he has won tournament by eight strokes, so the margin he is ahead is not unfamiliar territory.
Golf is such a fickle game that anything can happen on any shot. I believe Jordan will go on and win this event because he is a great player that knows how to win and knows how to close.
The golf world knows how close Jordan and Justin Thomas are off the golf course. It’s my belief that little bit of Justin’s success has fueled Jordan to get back in the winners circle.
NOTES TO CONSIDER:
With this win Jordan will join some names like Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Seve Ballesteros, and Nick Faldo with 9 Tour Titles.
Tiger Woods, who a lot compared Jordan to when he first started winning, took just 61 events to win his 9th Tour Title. Jordan will take 47 extra starts to reach that point.
With this win Jordan moves to number three on the FedEx Cup list, right behind Justin Thomas and Hideki Matsuyama.
Through 15 rounds this season, Jordan’s only rounds not in the 60’s are 70-70-72. His 72 was his first round of the season.
This should be an exciting tournament conclusion. Many people think winning big is boring, but from my viewpoint it is something special because it is so hard to do against the world’s best.
Thanks for reading!
Until next time go out and make some birdies!
Michael Romano Jr
Hole 18 – Pebble Beach Golf Links