Golf: Jordan Spieth caps season with US$11.48 million double victory

Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia. PHOTO: AFP

ATLANTA (REUTERS) - Jordan Spieth capped a brilliant season in sensational style as he scored a four-shot victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday that also won him the FedExCup playoffs title for a US$11.48 million (S$16.39 million) pay day.

Spieth shot a closing one-under-par 69 at East Lake Golf Club for a nine-under total of 271 and his fifth win of the season, including the Masters and U.S. Open.

The prize money haul included the US$10 million jackpot bonus for winning the season's FedExCup points competition and virtually clinched him Player of the Year honours.

Sweden's Henrik Stenson rolled in a 57-foot birdie putt at the last for a 72 to tie for second on five-under 275 with Englishman Justin Rose (66) and Danny Lee of New Zealand (65).