He’s one of many: Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy — all winners, champions. Yet Jordan Spieth also is one of a kind, a golfer who has others in awe, has them using words such as intangible when reflecting on his game.
“You can’t really describe it,” said Ernie Els when called on to analyze Spieth’s success, most recently in the British Open. Spieth was about to self-destruct with a terrible tee shot but went five under the last five holes to win.
“The guy,” Els pointed out, “finds a way of getting it done.”
As do all great players, overcoming their own failings, roaring back, creating excitement, creating a legend.
Now Spieth and the others are at the...