• Also up for World Breakthrough of the Year along with Jason Day
• They'll compete with controverisal boxer Tyson Fury for the award
JORDAN SPIETH | JASON DAY
Jordan Spieth has been recognised for his stunning 2015 season by being nominated for World Sportsman of the Year by the Laureus Sports Awards.
But not only that, the 22-year-old is also on the six-person shortlist for World Breakthrough of the Year in recognition of his Masters and US Open triumphs, with Aussie Jason Day also in that category as a result of his US PGA Championship win.
The awards ceremony takes place in Berlin on April 18, with Spieth in exceptional company for the top award.
The other nominees are:
• Usain Bolt – Won three gold medals in the World Championships;
• Stephen Curry – Led Golden State Warriors to the NBA title and named MVP;
• Novak Djokovic – Won three Grand Slams;
• Lewis Hamilton – Captured second straight Formula One title;
• Lionel Messi – Claimed a record fifth Ballon d’Or.
As for the World Breakthrough of the Year award, Spieth and Day are in the company of:
• Chile Men’s football team – Won Copa America for the first time;
• Tyson Fury – Beat Wladimir Klitschko to become unified world heavyweight boxing champion;
• Adam Peaty – Swimmer won three gold medals at World Championships;
• Max Verstappen – Youngest Formula One driver at 17 years 166 days.
Jordan Spieth :: Will he win one?
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