September 22 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
ATLANTA -- Jordan Spieth began his season without status on any tour.
He ended it with another impressive performance.
Spieth, who was already the youngest player to have reached the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at 20 years old, shot a final-round 64 Sunday to tie for second in the season finale at East Lake.
"It was another round where I felt the same pressure I felt at the John Deere, at the Wyndham," Spieth said.
You wouldn't know it by the way he played.
Trailing by seven at the start of the day, Spieth charged into contention with four straight birdies late deep in his back nine, briefly getting to withing one of the lead before a bogey on the 71st hole ended his chances for a historic win.
Still, Spieth was impressive, making eight birdies and just two bogeys in the final round.
It was the third time in Spieth's last five starts that he has shot 65 or lower in the final round, and only Webb Simpson's 63 was better in Sunday's final round.
"It's been a dream
come true," Spieth said of his season.
He ends his rookie year season with nine top 10s, including a win. He also finished in the top 20 of all four FedExCup Playoffs events.