Jordan Spieth has clearly learned from his mistake at the beginning of last season. Spieth played in six events around the globe at the start of the 2015 season in a massive cash grab tour that ultimately wore him down before the his regular season even got started.
- Nov. 5-8 – China for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions where he finished tied for seventh.
- Nov. 26-29 – Australia for the Australian Open where he finished tied for second.
- Dec. 3-6 – the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge where he finished fourth.
- Jan. 7-10 – Hawaii for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which he won.
- Jan. 21-24 – the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship where finished tied for fifth.
- Jan. 28-31 – the Singapore Open where he finished second.
This year, Spieth isn’t making the same mistake, in an interview with Golf.com he made that quite clear.
“I just wanted an off season. I needed some time off,” Spieth told GOLF.com.
Spieth played in the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, but will not play again until the Hero World Challenge in December.
“We’ll just see how it goes from there,” Spieth said. “I might do more, but I want to take it slow and see what happens.”
Spieth said of all the globetrotting:
“I don’t need that,” Spieth said of his extensive travels. “I didn’t miss it at all.”
This is a smart move for the kid and I don’t fault him for touring the globe last season. He’s young, at the top of his game, and making a ton of money. Now that he’s had that experience and collected many large appearance fees, he can come back to reality and take some time off to practice and rest up for the 2016-2017 season.