Tag Archives: 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Jan
11
2016

There was really never a doubt — at least from the media — that Jordan Spieth wouldn’t close out the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. After trailing Patrick Reed by one following the first round, Spieth started to run away from the field on Friday, building a four-stroke lead and then he separated himself even more, with a five-shot lead heading into Sunday.

In many of our minds, the tournament was over before the weekend started, but you know, THERE WAS A LOT OF GOLF LEFT. Sure, that’s true. For just about any other golfer on the planet, I’m not sure we would’ve crowned Spieth the champion so quickly, but it’s Jordan Spieth we’re talking about here. He doesn’t blow leads. He doesn’t make major mistakes. He knows when to take risks and when to play it safe. He has the rare combo of talent and smarts.

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Jan
9
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

I apologize in advance if this post isn’t as thorough as yesterday’s, but my back is acting up and I need to leave to go see the physio soon, so I’ll do the best I can. I can only type so fast, though, so if I get short on time, then perhaps I’ll finish up afterward because there’s some fun info/quotes from Kapalua today. However, I figure only about five people (including my parents) are going to read this, since it’s Saturday night on the east coast already and everyone is watching football (GO SEAHAWKS!).

Jordan Spieth continues to do Jordan-Spieth-like things. Despite getting off to a somewhat slow start, Spieth ended on a high note, with his second shot on the par-5 18th hitting the flag and nearly going in the hole for a rare albatross. But, instead, his ball bounced off the pin to about three feet, which he made — and “settled” for an eagle to get to 24-under through three rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Jan
9
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Hey, golf fans, great news: You can watch the NFL playoff games this weekend without worrying that you’re missing much at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, thanks to Jordan Spieth. The 2015 Masters and U.S. Open champion opened up a four-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions after firing a nine-under 64 to follow up his effort of 64 the day earlier.

It appears Spieth is starting 2016 right where he left off in 2015: Winning.

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Jan
7
2016

BALLS IN THE AIR! The first round on the PGA Tour in 2016 is officially in the books. Good luck and play well, boys.

It’s hard to attribute it to anything besides two very competitive and talented golfers wanting to beat the other in head-to-head competition, but it sure seems like Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth bring the best out of each other, so to speak. Reed, the defending champion who came through in the clutch in a year ago at Kapalua’s Planation Course to beat Jimmy Walker in a playoff, was paired with world no. 1 Jordan Spieth, who is obviously coming off a phenomenal season that included five wins, including two majors, in the first official round of 2016 on the PGA Tour.

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