And in 2016, the 22 year-old Texan once again leads important statistical category – not a huge surprise. But if you’ve followed Spieth closely, over the last couple of years, you may have noticed that something is a little off this year. You can’t be more right.
|JORDAN SPIETH||RANK 2015||RANK 2016|
|SG – Off the Tee||15||18|
|SG – Approach the Green||11||113|
|SG – Around the Green||7||6|
|SG – Tee to Green||4||16|
|SG – Putting||9||7|
|SG – Total||2||8|
The PGA Tour recently expanded on their Strokes Gained – Tee to Green Statistic by breaking it down.
The biggest difference you’ll notice comes on Spieth’s approach shots. For a player to lead the tour’s Scoring Average category, yet stand so far behind the field, relative to Approach Shots, speaks highly of his short game.
The 8-time PGA Tour winner certainly seemed a little choppy at the Memorial Tournament. But he’s also famous for talking his ball down, so don’t be surprised if you see a whole lot of it at his next start — the US Open.