Wednesday, December 23

Spieth in Hunt for AP Male Athlete of the Year

ARE GOLFERS ATHLETES? They must be. Jordan Spieth has a 1 in 3 chance of winning AP Male Athlete of the Year.

From the Associated Press:
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Masters and U.S. Open champ Jordan Spieth are the leading candidates for The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year award. 
The AP announced the top three vote-getters Monday, and the winner will be announced Saturday.
In addition, AP golf writer Doug Ferguson wrote, "Jordan Spieth's accomplishments stand alone, and they are accentuated by context. The combined winning score in all four major championships this year was 58-under par. Spieth was 54-under par. He was the first wire-to-wire winner at the Masters in 39 years. He won the U.S. Open to join Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to get halfway to the Grand Slam since 1960."

I think it would be an upset if Spieth won this honor. I'd like to see it, though.

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