Most 21-year-olds are trying to line up internships and get their schedule ready for senior year.
Jordan Spieth is winning majors.
Spieth won the 2015 US Open after shooting a -5, narrowly beating out Dustin Johnson. So two down, two to go to complete the Grand Slam, but is that realistic?
CBS golf analyst Gary McCord thinks so.
“There is no reason, absolutely no reason, that he can’t,” McCord told Sports360AZ.com.
McCord joined Brad Cesmat to discuss the US Open win. When asked about the impact a grand slam could have on golf, McCord said like American Pharoah’s history-making Triple Crown run, Spieth’s quest for a Grand Slam could bring the golf to the forefront of the sports world.
“The good thing that is different from horse racing is what do we have eight guys in the last race for American Pharoah? We’re going to have 144 of the best players in the world again going at it. In combination their one goal is let’s not let this kid get a real good go on the grand slam third leg of it.
Spieth won the Masters comfortably by four strokes, but Dustin Johnson was positioned to win the tournament on the 18th green but three-putted, giving the victory to the Texan. McCord said Spieth may not have dominated, but don’t underestimate how well Spieth is playing.
“This kid doesn’t have that overpowering nature, overpowering golf game to scare everybody. He’s just good in every phase. And at 21, he is freaky mature,” McCord said.
“There’s something going on. He’s not the best ball striker, he’s not the longest drive, not the best putter, not the best short game, but I’ll tell you what, he is right up there in the 98th percentile.”
Spieth has shown the 98th percentile ain’t bad.