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Jordan Spieth’s newest challenge: Remaining No. 1 is ‘a whole other animal’

August 24, 2015

Now that he’s No. 1 in the World Ranking, Jordan Spieth faces the difficult task of staying there. “[H]e is the first to say that becoming No. 1 and keeping it is ‘a whole other animal...I don’t know what that feels like yet,’” Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News writes. “He’ll soon find out. On Thursday, just 11 days after his second-place finish in the PGA Championship, he begins the four-tournament PGA Tour playoffs with The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., not far from New York City.”



“Davis Love. The third. In a fitting finish to one of the best Wyndham Championships we've ever seen, a favorite son of Carolina came through when we needed him most,” columnist Ed Hardin of the Greensboro News & Record writes. Love, a legacy who came here and saved us before, came through again today when we lost Tiger Woods on the back nine and left the largest gallery in tournament history to find its way home.”

“The last putt on the last day of the last major championship always brings with it a feeling of melancholy bordering on depression. Not for a ludicrous eight months will we again get to watch any truly meaningful golf,” John Huggan of the Scotsman writes. "Until then, all we have to look forward to is a trio of cups: Walker, Solheim and Presidents, the meaningless money-grabs also known as the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai and – a rare highlight – an Australian Open defended by the player of 2015, Jordan Spieth.”

“The hardest team in the world to make may be neither Barcelona nor the New York Yankees. It’s not India’s cricket team or New Zealand’s rugby team or Germany’s luge team or Switzerland’s yodelling team. It’s not even Canada’s hockey team. The hardest team in the world to make is the South Korean Olympic women’s golf team,” Vancouver Sun columnist Iain MacIntyre writes.