Jordan Spieth Falls Short of Matching a Tiger Woods Record: But Was He Really Any Close?

Published 01/28/2022, 10:59 AM EST
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – MAY 13: Tiger Woods of the United States and Jordan Spieth of the United States look on from the fourth hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth’s longest active made-cut streak ended at the Farmers Insurance Open. It is an achievement for him. However, Jordan is nowhere near breaking the record which Tiger Woods holds.

Spieth faced his nightmare at the beginning of 2021 when the once world’s No.1 golfer was ranked at no. 92. He fell through the rankings after missing the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open. As the realization hit Spieth, he fought harder and made his way back to the Top 10 by the end of the year.

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From the last years’ Farmers Open to this year, Jordan has successfully managed to make a cut at 20 consecutive tournaments. PGA Tour took Twitter to congratulate the 28-year-old on his achievement.

 

The tournaments make cut to reduce the players after a particular round. In PGA Tour, a cut is made after two rounds, and only the top 65 players and ties will qualify to play further. After the end of the second round at the Farmers Open, Jordan was eliminated with a score of 6-over par.

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Interestingly, the PGA Tour chose to add the fact that Spieth has to work harder to reach the record created by the goat.

The active made-cut of Tiger Woods is far longer than Jordan Spieth’s. 

From his debut to 2005, Tiger Woods ruled the golf world. The goat made the cut in 142 consecutive tournaments, which are 122 more than Jordan. In these 142 tournaments, Tiger won 44 tournaments, including 8 majors.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

In his entire career, Tiger has won 15 majors. Notably, eight of them were won in the 7-year span where he made the record of 142 consecutive cuts.

Although Jordan achieved one of the biggest milestones in his career when compared with Tiger’s, it is nothing. When PGA Tour shared this on their Twitter page, fans took the opportunity to celebrate the goat’s achievements.

Fans reaction to the PGA Tour’s post

Since PGA Tour revealed one of the many records of Tiger, his fans took the time to find the others that most of the others doesn’t know.

Some even pointed out how difficult it is to reach what even Spieth has done. In summary, they don’t think the record of Tiger will not break anytime sooner.

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Many fans couldn’t hide their sadness in Tiger’s absence from the PGA Tour.

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As fans said, what Spieth has achieved is near to impossible; however, what Woods has achieved is nothing but an unbreakable record. Do let us know what do you think about it!

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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