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Jordan Spieth Ties Tiger Woods with 7th PGA Tour Win Before 23rd Birthday

Jordan Spieth hits from the second tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Kapalua Plantation Course on Kapalua, Hawaii.(AP Photo/Matt York)
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Mike NorrisFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2016

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:

What Spieth is doing is remarkable, but according to Jim McCabe of Golfweek, his early-career accomplishments aren't on par with Woods:

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.

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