Sep 27, 2015 6:47 PM by By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer
It had to end like this. It was always going to end like this. This was Jordan Spieth's year.
Spieth took home the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup on Sunday by four strokes over Henrik Stenson, Danny Lee and Justin Rose on Sunday at East Lake. He shot a 1-under 69 to put the finishing touches on what was an incredibly historic season.
On Sunday, Spieth did it just like he did all season. With his putter. Long putts at Nos. 8, 9 and 11 for birdies put his playing partner (and closest competition) Stenson away pretty early in the day.
Spieth mostly cruised home, though he needed his putter again to save some lengthy pars late. He made par at the last seven holes as Stenson made a bit of a mess of things.
"This is incredible," Spieth told NBC. "This is an event where we approach it like a major championship. We stayed in it even though I didn't have my best ball-striking. Boy, that putter sure paid off."
It did. Spieth was the only golfer to make over 400 feet of putts at East Lake this week.
"I got to work, knowing we could still peak this week and that's what we did," Spieth said of missing the cut at the first two playoff events.
With the win, Spieth goes back to No. 1 in the world, wins $1.5 for winning the Tour Championship and and collects the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus to become golf's first $22 million man.
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