Spieth’s Hold on No. 1 Short-Lived

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth missed the cut at Barclays and lost his No. 1 ranking.

EDISON, NEW JERSEY | In one abbreviated start at The Barclays, Jordan Spieth missed the cut in the first FedEx Cup playoff event and surrendered his No. 1 world ranking to Rory McIlroy, who chose to take the week off.

Not exactly the week Spieth imagined.


“Billy Horschel won the FedEx Cup after missing the cut the first event last year and I’m in a better position to win the FedEx Cup than he was at the time,” Spieth said after rounds of 74-73. “So why can’t I do it?”

No reason he can’t, given his still-lofty spot in the FedEx Cup standings.

After a season in which seemingly everything went right for Spieth, his play was ragged at Plainfield Country Club.

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