Jordan Spieth is the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour, and he added to his resume Sunday. His win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, was the seventh of his professional career.
He joined Tiger Woods as the only golfers since World War II to win that many events before turning 23, per Kyle Porter of CBS Sports. Horton Smith, who won 32 PGA Tour events after starting his career in 1926, also accomplished the feat.
The 22-year-old Spieth won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015 and is No. 1 in the World Golf Ranking. He has dominated his competition over the last year, per Porter:
Kyle Porter @KylePorterCBS
In the last 10 months, Jordan Spieth has started 19 PGA Tour stroke play events. He has finished first or second in 10 of them.2016-1-11 04:20:10
What Spieth is doing is remarkable, but according to Jim McCabe of Golfweek, his early-career accomplishments aren't on par with Woods:
Jim McCabe @JimMcCabeGolf
The #HyundaiTOC is @JordanSpieth 77th PGA Tour start as pro, will be his 7th win. @TigerWoods won 18 times in his first 77 as pro2016-1-11 01:48:13
Of course, that doesn't mean much now, because Spieth is the cream of the crop in today's game and didn't take long to show that 2016 might look a lot like 2015.