NORTON, Mass. (AP) — It didn’t take Jordan Spieth long to get over his playoff loss to Dustin Johnson in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Never mind that Spieth had a three-shot lead at the start of the final round on Long Island, and a five-shot advantage after five holes. Johnson played bogey-free for a 66, made an 18-foot par putt on the last hole — after Spieth made an 18-foot par putt on the previous hole — and then won with a birdie by blasting a 341-yard drive.
“I went up against another guy I consider the best in the world, and we had a good battle,” Spieth said. “And it went his way. I think a couple times he battled against me, he wished it went his way. And this is one I wish went my way.”
Spieth was referring to the U.S. Open in 2015 at Chambers Bay, where Johnson had a 12-foot eagle putt for the victory and three-putted for par a silver medal. They also played together for three rounds at Pebble Beach this year when Spieth left everyone in his dust.
A rivalry in the making? Not quite.
Or least not yet.
They meet again Friday when the Dell Technologies Championship begins at the TPC Boston, the second FedEx Cup…