2015 marked a banner year for golf, especially considering the success of the young guns on Tour. Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Rickie Fowler have been known in many PGA circles, but all have become established international names after fantastic seasons.
Jordan Spieth took the 2015 Masters and then doubled up with a victory in the U.S. Open in dramatic fashion. He came up just shy of taking the British Open as the world watched to see if he could go for the Grand Slam of golf. Top it off with a world No. 1 ranking, and you could say he’s had a year to remember.
Jason Day put a pile of second-place major finishes behind him by blowing away the PGA Championship competition. His first major victory helped vault him into the top three in the Official World Golf Rankings, and five total victories – including three in a span of five tournaments near the end of the 2015 season – have let him overtake Spieth for the top spot.
Rickie Fowler won golf’s biggest purse by taking THE PLAYERS Championship, and steady late-season play has shot him up the FedEx Cup standings. He sits 5th in the world standings. And be honest – everyone knows the color orange because of Fowler’s outfits.
All three golfers are under 30 years old – add in Rory McIlroy, an international icon with two major championships of his own, and four of the top five golfers in the world were all born after 1986.
As they battle for the title of golf’s best and look to add to already-stocked trophy cases, golf fans like us get to sit back and enjoy the show. And when they all come to Augusta National Golf Club for the 2016 Masters, we at Legendary Sports will have our clients on the front row to see this generation of golfers tackle Amen Corner and pursue the Green Jacket.