Jordan Spieth starts 2016 as he ended 2015, on top (this time at Kapalua).
Maui, Hawaii – It’s 2016, but if you watched the latest version of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, you’d think it was still 2015. Jordan Spieth shot 30 under par, and romped to another victory, this time we were spared of any Sunday drama . . . a ho hum eight stroke victory at Kapalua’s par 73 Plantation course.
Rounds of 66-64-65-67 showed Spieth in mid-season form, holing putts and playing virtually mistake free. The highlight was his near double eagle at the last on Saturday, that sent a message to anyone in the field that had ideas of catching the 22 year old Texan.
“I’m very satisfied, we got down here early, Michael and I played a lot of golf on this course ahead of time” Spieth said. “I felt comfortable the whole week, just felt like it was a short 3 week break over the holidays and then just tryin to continue exactly what we were doing last year. That’s the way I think I’m going to continue thinking about it, it did work this week, all parts of the game were firing.”
Patrick Reed shot a final round 69 to finish solo 2nd at 22 under par. Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka finished tied for 3rd another stroke back.
Up next: The Tour jumps over to Honolulu for next weeks Sony Open.