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Jordan Spieth was ranked No. 92 in the world after he missed the cut in his first start of 2021 at the Farmers Insurance Open.
After the disappointing start to the year at Torrey Pines, the three-time major champion and former world No. 1 officially kicked his comeback year into gear with finishes in the top five in three of his next four starts, a consistency fans hadn’t seen in a few years.
The 28-year-old won for the first time since the 2017 Open Championship in April at the Valero Texas Open, then finished T-3 at the Masters a month later. Spieth added runner-up finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge and Open Championship for his best season on Tour since his 2017 campaign (you know, the one that featured three wins and 12 top-10s in 20 made cuts).
And now, for the first time in three years, the Texan is back in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, and he didn’t even have to play this week.
After a 1-2-1 record in Team USA’s dominant Ryder Cup victory over Team Europe, Spieth began the new Tour season two weeks ago at the CJ Cup with a T-18 and has yet to play again. Following Lucas Herbert’s win at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship on Sunday, Spieth saw his ranking climb from 13 to 10.
Off the course, things are going well for him, too. Back in September Spieth revealed that he and his wife, Annie, are expecting their first child this fall.