Jordan Spieth claimed his 13th PGA tour victory on Sunday at RBC Heritage. His wife Annie and their newborn son, 5-month old Sammy were present to celebrate. Going into the weekend, it did not look like Jordan Spieth would win as he was missing short tap-in putts on the green, rushing to tap the putt.
He has been facing this issue for a while. Spieth said ahead of the final round, Annie who never comments on his golf, gave him crucial advice. “So Annie told me last night, you need to take five seconds now. And she never comments on my golf,” revealed Spieth.
“You need to take five seconds if you miss a putt before you hit your tap-in”. “So I thought about it today. There were a couple of times I was just going to rake it, and I was like, no, I’ve got to take five seconds.
I’m just glad it didn’t end up affecting it all, to be honest. Just made it a little more exciting at the end”. Because a man always needs to listen to his wife, Annie's advice stayed with Spieth as he took his time and played incredible golf.
He went onto card 66 for the day and registered his first victory as a new dad and of this season as well. "The whole thing took me by surprise because I legitimately thought Patrick was going to make it from 35 feet," Spieth said afterwards while wearing the tartan jacket that historically is presented to the winner.
With the victory, Spieth earned $1,440,000. The first-place prize money payout pushed Spieth past $50 million in career earnings, lifting him to $50,578,855. Just 10 other tour pros have broken the $50 million barrier. Spieth now is No.
11 on the all-time list, having jumped Ernie Els and Jason Day from 13th prior to this week. Spieth is now less than $4 million behind 10th-place Sergio Garcia. Matt Kuchar, who earned $330,857 for a third-place tie at the RBC Heritage, jumped past Garcia and moved into 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.