With the season’s title on the line, is there anybody else you’d want your money on? We know the stats – no No. 1 seed has won the Tour Championship since Tiger did it in 2007. Spieth has only finished inside the top-15 at East Lake twice in his four chances. The field is just too stacked for Spieth to get through.
Well, we’ve also seen what Spieth is capable of when the spotlight is on. With three wins and 11 top-ten finishes in his 22 starts in 2017, the resume can’t be questioned. He’s playing stellar golf for the last two-plus months, too. Spieth was four strokes away from winning both the Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies Championship to open these FedEx Cup Playoffs. His seventh-place tie at the BMW Championship feels like a letdown, until you remember he started Sunday in 27th.
It’s still Spieth – not DJ or Thomas – who leads the PGA TOUR in both adjusted scoring and birdie average. He ranks third in greens in regulation, eighth in proximity, and (surprisingly) 30th in strokes gained: putting. This is precisely the type of tournament that Spieth’s game is built for.
This isn’t likely to be a runaway victory, by any means. But that won’t keep Spieth from chasing his second FedEx Cup title at East Lake.
Who do you think comes away with the FedEx Cup this weekend at East Lake?