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Jordan Spieth's earnings for the year surpass $9 million

Jordan Spieth's earnings for the year surpass $9 million

Many felt sorry for Jordan Spieth when he came up a stroke short Monday in the British Open. His bankers didn’t.

Spieth, the 21-year-old phenom from Dallas, who was trying to join Ben Hogan as the only professional-era golfer to win the first three majors of the season, parred the final hole at the Old Course at St. Andrews to miss out on a playoff, won by Zach Johnson.

Hogan won the first three majors in 1953.

Spieth’s share of fourth place still brought him a paycheck of $460,377.

That meant that, in just four events on the tour — the Masters he won in April, the U.S. Open he won in June, the John Deere Classic he won in July, and the...

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