Sunday, 15 March 2015

Get Used to This

It was a real see saw battle to the finish at the Innisbrook resort's Copperhead course this week. On the third playoff hole, Jordan Spieth holed a thirty footer to edge past a determined Patrick Reed and, a fairly seasoned, and just happy to be back in the hunt, veteran, in Sean O'Hair.

After their Ryder Cup performances and now, this tournament, Spieth and Reed are proving that they are quickly becoming the future of American golf. Both fought balky drivers, but showed real grit and determination in getting it up and down from everywhere to make the playoff. They are true competitors. Neither of them fit, what seems to be, the current PGA tour mould in terms of having mechanically perfect swings. Neither of them appear to be gym rats, or reliant on swing coaches or sports psychologists. They just have determination and desire to win in spades.

Spieth had the edge this week, but we had best get used to seeing both Spieth and Reed vying for championships. They are winners. They are confident and determined. Their greatest asset is not their physical abilities, it's their mind. You just can't teach that stuff. They are going to be around a long time, barring injury or unforeseen occurrence. And, they are only going to get better. So, we might better get used to it.