Did you catch the Masters? Jordan Spieth, only 22 years of age, took home the green jacket with an 18-under total that matched Tiger Woods’ (#10 BCAR) 1997 performance for the best 72-hole score ever posted at Augusta. In the group ahead of Spieth, Phil Mickelson (#15 FCIL) sparked several cheers from the crowd on the back 9, particularly with his eagle hole-out from the greenside bunker at the 15th, but by the end he never came within 3 shots of Spieth. Mickelson and Justin Rose (#13 FCIR) tied for second place at 14 under.
So what’s Spieth’s Brain Type? He’s a #13 FCIR, thereby continuing the long streak of #13s who come and go without making a legendary name for themselves, particularly at Augusta. Consider the last 5 years (6 technically).
2015 – Jordan Spieth (#13 FCIR)
2014 – Bubba Watson (#13 FCIR)
2013 – Adam Scott (#13 FCIR)
2012 – Bubba Watson (#13 FCIR)
2011 – Charl Schwartzel (#13 FCIR)
2010 – Phil Mickelson (#15 FCIL)
We saw Bubba Watson take home two jackets within 2 years, but it’ll take at least two more, not to mention a few more majors, for him to join the ranks of Jack Nicklaus (#8 BEIL with 6 jackets), Arnold Palmer (#5 FEIR with 4 jackets), and Woods (4 jackets).
Presently, Rory Mcllory, who ended up in 4th place, stands atop the list of #13 FCIRs finding success in golf, though he has yet to win a green jacket himself. Thus far, Rory has won three majors.
Once again, what makes the #13s so dominant on the PGA tour (whereas #1s often fight for the top spots on the LPGA circuit)? FCIRs are typically the best of putters, and of the short game due to their innate (less dominant) motor skills. (This giftedness has been key for Jordan Spieth.) Among other assets, #13s also rule the links due to their general populace above-average numbers and their intellectual, goal-setting, high-energy ways.
Written by: Staff
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