I was pulling for Spieth. I wanted to see him win back-to-back green jackets. I feel bad for him. But, at the same time, what happened to Spieth on Sunday can actually play to his favor and make him an even more dominant force on the PGA Tour.
While any sports shoe and apparel manufacturer can sign star athletes, Under Armour and Nike's other rivals have yet to master its use of the news media for promotional leverage. Nike pioneered this strategy during the 1984 Olympics.
Since August 16, when Jordan Spieth finished an impressive second to Jason Day at the PGA Championship in Wisconsin, Spieth has now missed the cut in his last two tournaments, both FedEx Cup Playoff events in The Barclays (NJ) and here at the TPC-Boston.
It's time to leave Tiger Woods alone. I personally hope he can find his way out of whatever has him down right now. I hope he starts winning golf tournaments again. I hope he wins another major and comes closer to breaking Nicklaus' record.
Jordan Spieth is young enough to be the son of a lot of the players on tour, but he did what is sometimes difficult for even seasoned veterans. He lost graciously, respectfully and admirably in heartbreaking circumstances.
Watching someone who was once so great, no matter your opinions of him as a person, fall to the point that he has, is not easy, but observing a childhood idol plummet to these depths is undeniably painful.
Another major championship has come and gone, and it was another major disappointment for Tiger Woods. At the U.S. Open held at Chambers Bay outside of Seattle, Woods ballooned with an opening round 80 followed by a 76 on Friday and was cut from play for the weekend.
By all accounts, it was Jordan's event. But many couldn't stop talking about Australian golfer Jason Day. Day tied for ninth alongside Rory McElroy and Shane Lowry, ending the Open at even par, five shots behind Spieth. But his tournament played out in equally dramatic fashion.
Sheila Johnson is a dynamic and fascinating woman constantly on the go with her many diverse interests and passions. While she does not have a great deal of time to golf, she picks up a club now and then.
Not once did Jim Nance mention that Jordan Spieth should have stayed at the University of Texas. Apparently Jim Nance didn't know that Spieth was a "one and a half and done," leaving in the middle of his second year.