By now half the world population and their mother know about Jordan Spieth’s collapse in the 2016 US Masters Tournament. Though he was leading by 5 strokes in the final round, he splashed two balls in the water at the 12th hole, which put him back at fourth. He ended the tournament in second, 3 strokes behind British golfer Danny Willet. It was a gargantuan upset in the golfing world that nobody saw coming. But it happened nonetheless, and Spieth has accepted it graciously. It’s is time for the rest of the world to move on too.
The fact of the matter is that Jordan Spieth, at only 22 years old, has accomplishments under his belt that most professional golfers, some of whom are twice his age, could only dream of. He is a two-time major winner and defending champion of the FedEx Cup, has been named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”, and professional golfers and golf enthusiasts alike have consistently lauded him for the integrity and respect that he brings to the game. And he is barely old enough to legally drink.
This summer will provide key opportunities for Spieth to once again show the world why he has been ranked #1 in the world, with both the Rio Olympics and U.S. Open being held in this time. Spieth is a winner, and he has proved this time and time again throughout his career, both at the amateur and professional level. But even winner make mistakes. Spieth made his and he learned his lesson. But anyone who knows what type of athlete Spieth is knows this will ultimately prove to be a very good year for him. So the answer is yes, Jordan Spieth’s career will indeed recover.