ATLANTA | If you’re looking for an image that encapsulates this transformative PGA Tour season, that $22-million smile on Jordan Spieth’s face Sunday afternoon is suitable for framing.
Spieth’s mud-stained victory at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club was brilliant in its timing and its impact. It resonated like a thunderclap that keeps rolling, chiming in the advent of a new age that doesn’t belong solely to Spieth.
It brings to mind music writer Jon Landau’s line 41 years ago when he wrote, “I saw rock and roll’s future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”
This season had that moment-in-time feeling about it, when an invisible line was crossed, transferring ownership of the game from Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.