TORONTO (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth has said finishing runner-up over the next two weeks on the PGA Tour would suit him just fine.
The British Open champion is coming off two consecutive runner-up finishes, after losing a playoff to Dustin Johnson at the Northern Trust and then falling to Justin Thomas at the Dell Technologies Championship.
He tops the standings in the season-long points race going into the final two events of the FedExCup playoffs, and a pair of second-placings would crown him champion and earn the $10 million bonus that goes with it, barring an unlikely set of circumstances.
“On the PGA Tour I can’t call finishing second a bad thing,” 2015 FedExCup champion Spieth said on the eve of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms outside Chicago.
“If I finish runner-up this week I will probably accomplish the goal of being number one going into East Lake.”
With three major titles under his belt already at 24, he observed that he had a chance for a very special career.
“If I have the year I have this year the next 15 years, I’ll be the greatest player to ever play the game, if you judge it by major championships,” he said.