by Jeff Skinner
It has been an incredible season for PGA Tour Rookie Jordan Spieth. The youngster is a walking dream come true. He started with no status on tour and earned his way onto the Presidents Cup Team.
The PGA Tour has nominated three other golfers for the Rookie of the year Award but this is a one horse race. Russell Henley, Derek Ernst and David Lingmerth had good, solid seasons but Spieth is in a class by himself.
Spieth became the youngest winner in the modern era of the PGA Tour at nineteen when he won at the John Deere. Three seconds, nine top tens, thirteen top 25’s, $3.8 million in winnings, seventh in the FedEx Cup, tenth on the Money List and the only rookie to make it to the Tour Championship were just some of his 2013 accomplishments. It’s probably the best rookie season since Tiger Woods in ’96 when he won twice and started to change the game.
Spieth has shown he is more than just a great, young golfer. His poise and temperament are that of a much older and experienced player. There is nothing that this kid couldn’t handle all season and his selection as Rookie of the Year is a certainty.
2013 was an unbelievable start for Spieth and he has the potential to be one of the stars of the future for the PGA Tour.