Last week at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Jordan Spieth showed a remarkable performance. Spieth made a tap-in par putt on the 18th hole to win the tournament by 10 strokes followed by Henrik Stenson who finished 16 under par and Patrick Reed with 15 under. There wasn’t much celebration after Spieth walked off the 18th hole because he had the tournament in his hands the entire day. He finished the tournament with 29 pars along with an eagle to put himself away from the rest of the field. So far, the young player from Dallas, Texas, is showing himself apart from the rest of the PGA Tour and he is making big strides in his career.
Aside from Spieth’s outstanding performance, there were players that were not feeling the same fame that he was. After several withdrawals and absences from last years golf tournaments, Tiger Woods looked like he had never swung a club before. On several green side accounts, Woods found himself repeatedly chunking the shot and watching the ball roll back down to his feet. This was not the worst part for Woods though. On the driving range and the first hole, Woods was bent over with his hands on his knees, vomiting because of a high fever that he had been experiencing. That must have been the source of his terrible performances on the first three days because Woods continued to shoot 3-over par on his final day at the Hero World Challenge.
Many people think that Tiger Woods is not capable of what he used to be. Every year he brings along a new source that affects him negatively. With a bad knee and back troubles that he has been facing, who knows if he’ll ever return to the number one golfer in the world. Right now, Rory McIlroy holds that place and there are many new young golfers that are making their way to the top, like Jordan Spieth. As the new season kicks off, it should be interesting as to what the 2015 year holds for the PGA Tour.