• The American returns to action in Hawaii this week
• Targets improvements in 2016 despite flawless 2015
Jordan Spieth’s parents must’ve faced a dilemma in the lead up to Christmas. What do you get your 22-year-old son who has just pocketed $22m in the last year?
But it seems as though they made a great choice, with the American declaring ahead of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions that the present they got him was the best thing he received over the festive period.
“I got a really cool ping-pong table from my parents,” said Jordan Spieth. “It was really hard to put together. It was really heavy. But we put it together, me and my dad.
“We had the screws out, we had the toolbox out, and we unpacked it and put it together, and I didn't have a ping-pong table. It's funny, my roommate got one for Christmas too, so we’ve went from having zero to having two, and we don't know what to do with two!”
It’s only Spieth’s second time playing in the tournament, which is restricted to players who have won on the PGA Tour the previous season, and after his flawless five-win 2015, which included the Masters and US Open, he believes he still has plenty to improve on heading into this year.
"My wedge play needs to get better" - Jordan Spieth
“My wedge play needs to get better, proximity to the hole and up-and-down percentage, from really 60 to 140 yards or so. I said to Cameron (McCormick, his coach) that I felt like my wedge play was average last season, and it was as average as any category that we had.
“I can get better at certain putting ranges, and you can always get a little bit better driving the ball off the tee, the combination. But strokes gained was pretty high up, which is ultimately what you're looking for.”
Jordan Spieth :: Can he top 2015?
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