September 28, 2015 - 8:19am
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Jordan Spieth
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Jordan Spieth amused himself Sunday by skipping golf balls across a pond.

Because a $10 million payday for winning the 2015 FedExCup title at East Lake Golf Club didn't seem all that challenging, Jordan Spieth used some of his warmup time before Sunday's final round doing a few trick shots for the camera.

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Check out this video of him skipping golf balls across a pond:



Spieth may not be able to walk on water, but he can skip golf balls across it.

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Watch: Jordan skips balls across pond
Jordan Spieth
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Jordan Spieth captured two trophies and capped off a $22 million season, on Sunday, which prompted many of his PGA Tour peers to take to social media to remark on his achievement.
At the mere age of 22, Jordan Spieth has gone where no golfer had gone before. On Sunday, he capped off his season for the record books by winning both the Tour Championship and the $10 million FedExCup bonus while amassing an unprecedented $22 million in earnings – $22,030,456, if you want to get specific.
Even after a relatively short time on the PGA Tour circuit, Spieth is one of the game's most popular players. And needless to say, many of his fellow professional golfers took to social media to react to his accomplishment. Here are some of their responses, from the silly to the sincere:
Jordan Spieth's fellow players react to him winning FedExCup
Rickie Fowler and fan
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Rickie Fowler played it cool while his shot approached the flag, but his little fan clearly couldn't control his emotions.
Rickie Fowler isn't going to win the Tour Championship or the FedExCup today, but this video clip very likely is the best fan reaction shot of the year.
Check out how the "little Rickie" on the left reacts to a shot from Fowler, who is impassively watching the shot play out literally inches away from his rabid supporter:
Little Rickie Fowler fan goes nuts over Rickie Fowler's shot
September 26, 2015 - 9:07am
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Vardon Trophy
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Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are in a close battle for this year's Vardon Trophy.

There's another on-course battle going on at East Lake Golf Club this weekend between Jordan Spieth and Jason Day that involves one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in golf.

Since 1937, the PGA of America has awarded the Vardon Trophy -- named after legendary British professional Harry Vardon -- to the touring professional with the lowest adjusted scoring average.

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Heading into the Tour Championship, Spieth had averaged 68.984 strokes per round in 87 total rounds. That's slightly better than Day's 69.163 average over 71 rounds. That's incredibly close -- a difference of .18 strokes over the entire season -- with just four rounds to be tabulated. And in either case, it'll be the first Vardon Trophy for the winner.

The final results will be released on Monday.

The award is based on a minimum of 60 rounds, with no incomplete rounds, in events co-sponsored or designated by the PGA Tour. The adjusted score is computed from the average score of the field at each event.

Rory McIlroy won the Vardon Trophy last season by averaging 68.82 strokes through 66 complete rounds. He edged Sergio Garcia (68.95), who completed 61 rounds. It was his second Vardon Trophy in three seasons. In 2013, Tiger Woods picked up his record ninth Vardon Trophy.

Fourteen players have won multiple Vardon trophies, but surprisingly, Jack Nicklaus is not among that group. Billy Casper and Lee Trevino have five each, while Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead won the Vardon Trophy four times.

The first winner was Harry Cooper in 1937, when the award was based on a point system. It was not awarded during World War II, then switched to adjusted scoring average when it resumed in 1947.

Spieth, Day vie for Vardon Trophy
Scott Piercy
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Scott Piercy had seven bogeys, two birdies and zero pars on his outward nine Friday at East Lake.
By the time the PGA Tour whittles its field down to the top 30 for the Tour Championship, that field is pretty much guys who are on top of their games.
That includes Scott Piercy – until today. Piercy just played the first nine holes of his second round at East Lake with not a single par on his card. And the thing is, he's not exactly playing bad.
In his outward 5-over 40, he had seven bogeys and two birdies. He birdied the two par 3s – Nos. 2 and 6 – and bogeyed everything else.
Ironically, his playing partner today, Charley Hoffman, carded nine straight pars over those same nine holes.
And finally, mercifully, Piercy's streak came to an end on the 10th hole, where he knocked in a two-footer for par.
Scott Piercy plays his front nine with no pars
Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell hits his second shot on the 13th hole Friday at the European Open.

If ever a round of golf needed a jolt of positivity, it was Graeme McDowell's second round at the 2015 Porsche European Open.

McDowell was hovering near the cutline when he hit his tee shot on the par 4 13th.

That tee shot ended up in some very heavy rough, leaving him with nothing but a lay-up.

"This is bad," the commentator can be heard saying as McDowell hacked through the tall grass.

Then McDowell rallied in a really big way.




Graeme McDowell with the par of the season!

Posted by European Tour on Friday, September 25, 2015



The effort would help McDowell to a round of 70 and put him at 4-under for the tournament.

He'll be around for the weekend. His memory of this par save will stick around a lot longer than that.

Graeme McDowell may have just made the year's best par at the European Open