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...