Jordan Spieth earned his 13th PGA Tour win on Sunday at RBC Heritage. His wife Annie and his 5-month-old newborn Sammy were on hand to celebrate the event. Going into the weekend, it didn’t look like Jordan Spieth was going to win, as he missed short putts on the green and was quick to bunt.
He has been facing this problem for quite some time. Spieth said that before the final round, Annie, who never comments on her golf, gave him some crucial advice. “So Annie told me last night, you have to take five seconds now.” And she never comments on my golf,” Spieth revealed.
“You have to take five seconds if you miss a putt before you tap-in.” “So I thought about that today. There were a few times where I was just going to rake, and I was like, no, I have to take five seconds.
I’m glad it didn’t affect everything, to be honest. She made it a little more exciting at the end.” Because a man should always listen to his wife, Annie’s advice stuck in Spieth’s head, and he took his time and played some incredible golf.
He then played a 66 for the day and recorded his first win as a new sire and also of this season. “The whole thing caught me off guard because I legitimately thought Patrick was going to hit a 35-foot shot,” Spieth said afterward, as he donned the plaid historically given to the winner.
With this victory, Spieth earned $1,440,000. The No. 1 spot lifted Spieth past $50 million in career earnings to $50,578,855. Only 10 other tour pros have crossed the $50 million mark. Spieth is now the number
11 on the all-time list, having overtaken Ernie Els and Jason Day, who were ranked 13th prior to this week. Spieth is now less than $4 million behind 10th-ranked Sergio Garcia. Matt Kuchar, who earned $330,857 for a third-place finish at RBC Heritage, edged out Garcia to find himself ninth on the list with $54.5 million.
Tiger Woods tops the list with more than $120 million in career earnings. Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are second and third respectively.