Isn’t it funny how recency bias works?
Spieth was, by far, the best golfer in the world throughout the 2015 season — a historic campaign that saw him log five total wins, including two wins, a second-place finish and a tie for fourth in major championships. That stretch of dominance almost was a curse on the young man, who, two years later is still just 23 years of age.
This season, Spieth has one win to his credit — his tremendous victory at Pebble Beach over a loaded field — and five top-10s in 14 events played.
Jordan Spieth wins at Pebble Beach. Becomes the youngest player with nine career PGA Tour victories since some guy named Jack Nicklaus.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) February 12, 2017
Most recently, Spieth logged a second-place finish at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and a 13th-place finish at the Memorial Tournament. He’s missed a couple cuts in between these finishes and his 11th-place performance at Augusta, but for the most part Spieth has been rock solid throughout his current campaign.