FedEx Cup Winner 2015: Jordan Spieth's Prize Money and Final Golf Standings

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistSeptember 27, 2015

Sep 27, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth reacts after winning the final round of the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Spieth's victory at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta ensured that he won the 2015 FedEx Cup on Sunday. 

The Cauldron has a look at his final hole:

The Cauldron @TheCauldron

GIF: Jordan Spieth celebrates winning the Tour Championship, and so does his sister http://t.co/kRY9Uznwem

He managed to shoot a nine-under overall, four strokes ahead of second-place finishers Danny Lee, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. 

The TOUR Championship provided a congratulatory tweet for Spieth as he was on the 18th:

TOUR Championship @playofffinale

It's been a year in the making. Congratulations to the 2015 #TOURChampionship and #FedExCup champion, @JordanSpieth! http://t.co/Qyyp7TWNMy

Spieth managed to outlast Jason Day for the title. Take a look at the final points standings, and for the full table visit PGATour.com.      

2015 FedEx Cup Final Points Standings
1Jordan Spieth3,800
2Henrik Stenson2,307
3Jason Day2,290
4Rickie Fowler1,838
5Bubba Watson1,680
6Zach Johnson1,450
7Dustin Johnson1,360
8Justin Rose1,235
9Danny Lee1,123
10Charley Hoffman992
Source: PGATour.com

Spieth took the easiest possible route on Sunday to win the FedEx Cup by taking home the trophy at the TOUR Championship. He could have finished as low as a two-way tie for sixth place, but a whole lot of leaderboard watching would have been involved. 

Winning the TOUR Championship lately has resulted in the FedEx Cup, and Spieth is the latest golfer to benefit from it, according to ESPN's Jason Sobel:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Sixth consecutive year that the Tour Championship winner also takes the FedEx Cup. Bad look if/when it doesn't happen. Not often, though.

Day, who also needed a win to take home the FedEx Cup, wound up finishing 10th with a two-under overall. 

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It was a big payday for Spieth on Sunday, and the 22-year-old has become a very wealthy man in 2015, according to ESPN's Bob Harig:

Bob Harig @BobHarig

If Spieth hangs on, he'd earn $22-million in prize money (including the $10-mil bonus) for year... or more than 4X Nicklaus' career earnings

It was quite a year for Spieth, who recorded five wins on the PGA Tour in 2015, including victories at the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and John Deere Classic. 

Winning two majors before his 22nd birthday, Spieth became the youngest golfer in 93 years to pull off such a feat. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Spieth is also the youngest player to win five events in a season since Horton Smith did so in 1929.

But a slow finish to his season saw Jason Day mount a serious challenge for the FedEx Cup. While Spieth missed the cut in two straight events, Day won three of his last four entering the TOUR Championship and led the points standings entering Sunday. 

Like he did for most of 2015, though, Spieth rose to the occasion and managed to out a win on the biggest of stages. Day remained classy in defeat as he burst onto the scene this season as a serious contender for years to come:

Jason Day @JDayGolf

Congratulations @JordanSpieth on a great year and big finish. Been an awesome 2015 for golf. Look forward to many battles to come.

Spieth will most likely regain his spot as the world's No. 1 golfer after his latest triumph. And soon he will have to set his sights on how to prepare for an encore after such a successful season. 

But for now, Spieth has some time to enjoy his successes. After all, he became a wealthy man in 2015 with some shiny trophies to add to his case. That's not bad for a 22-year-old. 

Stats courtesy of PGATour.com.

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