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A New Tree Grows in the “Woods”

 

A New Tree Grows in the “Woods”

~ Amy Lignor

 

The Derby, Preakness and Belmont – this is the Triple Crown of horseracing. And, as we know, after three decades this country we saw another winner of the “Crown” this year. (The last being Affirmed back in 1978.)

 

Can golf have one of their own? Of course, it would be four major wins instead of three for them, but can they have
Jordan Spieth, U.S. Open, Grand Slam,  Tiger Woods, "Tiger Slam", golfanother? It is true that the sport of golf has not had to wait as long for superstars to exceed expectations and, at times, come from nowhere to grab and don the ugliest and most sought after jackets in the world. This time it is Jordan Spieth who finds himself in the limelight. A man who is already 50% complete on his run to grab a career Grand Slam title after shining at the U.S. Open this weekend.

 

The Open was his second major of 2015, which is only the fourth time since 1958 that the same player won both of the year’s first two majors. It is just the 13th time a player has won back-to-back major titles. (See…a tad bit better than the horses).

 

His chances for the Grand Slam may be called low by the pros, but if Jordan keeps making the shots and especially those incredible putts that he’s made up until now, he may have them all eating their statistics in the end. Some have already dubbed the PGA Tour of 2015 to be the “Year of Spieth,” even though when looking at the facts Rory McIlroy holds the number one ranking. Also, a little something for fans to know, is the fact that it is McIlroy who won the last two major tournaments that Jordan will now be shooting for.

 

But, as we all know, there cannot be a golf article (maybe someday, but not quite yet) where the name of Tiger Woods does not appear. Why is that? He certainly is playing like someone who should step away, get his love back for the game, and simply count his money and enjoy his retirement. But, of everyone who ever won back-to-back majors, it was Tiger who placed his “Tiger Slam” season by earning the U.S. and British Opens in 2000, and the PGA Championship, then going on to earn the Masters in 2001. No, he won’t do it again. (Sorry folks), but Spieth may just have the adrenaline pumping and the power that comes from that, ‘I’m young and loving it right now and am not worried about what the next championship brings’ attitude, as opposed to when they grow older and making that specific ‘mark’ is the most important thing in the entire world in order to nab the cash and advertising deals.

 

People are relating that the odds of Spieth finishing off the Grand Slam hover around one percent, but; A) never count out a guy who isn’t knee-deep into the pressure of his career; and, B) the names of Woods, Nicklaus and others show that anything is possible when it comes to skill, talent, and making the ‘big guys’ worry long enough so that they take their eyes off the little white ball.

 

Plus, if Jordan Spieth wears his new gift, a signed jersey that he just received from Megatron, the famous Detroit Lions wide receiver, underneath his more acceptable golf apparel, he may just have all the luck and magic he needs to surprise everyone.

 

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