The Jordan Spieth and Jason Day rivalry continues in 2016 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Fitting title for the two top golfers in the world right now.
Rory McIlroy, world number three, will not be in attendance this tournament, which gives these two a chance to duke it out. We can just imagine Jordan saying something like, “I’m gonna hit this drive harder than LeBron hit your wife”, in light of recent events. Too soon? I don’t think so, since the press conference before the tournament today was full of questions about LeBron accidentally crashing into Day’s wife at a basketball game a few weeks ago.
Spieth’s world ranking could come under threat at Kapalua’s Plantation Course in Maui this week if rival Day manages to claim another high profile win.
Like Spieth, Day also enjoyed a breakout 2015, claiming his first major victory at the US PGA Championship. Spieth catches a small break though, because Day heads into the tournament having barely played for three months.
While Day and Spieth scored their major victories in 2015, Rickie Fowler is hoping to launch his year with a strong start in Hawaii to set up an assault on the majors in 2016.
“The main goal going into this year is focusing on the majors, first one obviously being Augusta, getting myself into contention there, and would really like to knock off my first major,” said Fowler, who believes he cannot be bracketed with the likes of Spieth, Day and Rory McIlroy until he lands a major.
The lack of Rory and the addition of Rickie’s high-top golf shoes, will make The Hyundai TOC an exciting event for sure.