When Spieth supplemented the US Open title two months later — the youngest win since the largest amateur Bobby Jones in 1923 — it looked like a solid forecast.
Now, ahead of his second shot at clinching the career grand slam of all four major deeds at this week’s US PGA at Bellerive, it seems the headline was both sort of right and sort of wrong.
Right, in the sense that having exactly turned 25, the US PGA designation this week would perform him the second youngest participate after Woods — and merely the sixth in record — to achieve the feat. And if not this year, he will have slew of other fortunes and could amass more major entitlements along the way.
“This tournament will always be clique until hopefully I prevail it one day, ” Spieth told reporters at Bellerive. “It’s a lifelong goal.”
Wrong, in that an “era” arguably hints a reporting period subordination, and despite the plaudits for his represent and behaviour during that breakthrough Masters acquire — fellow Texan and two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw said Spieth was “way mature beyond his years” — the Woods-esque domination hasn’t fairly more existed.
Spieth’s stellar 2015 — he was also one shot out of a playoff for the British Open, finished second at the US PGA, became nature No. 1 for the first time and won the season-long Fed Ex Cup crown — did indeed suggest the dawning of a once-in-a-generation golfer.