26-year-old Jordan Spieth turned professional in 2012 and has since won 14 times, including three majors and wins across the PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Hero World Challenge, a Tiger Woods’ limited player (18) invite-only event.
The 2015 Masters champion moved to World No. 51 on the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) after a T-55 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Once one of the better second-shot players in the game, Spieth finished 145th in strokes gained/approach last season, a trend that continued in Southern California.
The last time Spieth was this high in the world rankings was his rookie campaign in 2013, standing at No. 53 after the PGA Championship. A runner-up finish at the regular-season finale Wyndham Championship moved him to No. 36.
The three-time major winner hasn’t won since the 2017 Open Championship, his last top three coming in last May’s PGA Championship. Spieth is scheduled to be in this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open field.