Jack Nicklaus on U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth

World No. 1 Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

World No. 2 Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

Before leaving China, Jack offered his thoughts on Jordan Spieth’s U.S. Open victory: “It was interesting to follow the U.S. Open from afar — whether it was on the U.S. feed in China or streaming video on the phone or just checking scores occasionally — because it made you try to anticipate which golfer would hold up under U.S. Open pressure. Going into Sunday’s final round, there was a certain level of confidence in Jordan. He showed again that he is battle-tested and mature beyond his 21 years. He now has two major championship victories, six wins, and 27 top-10 finishes, and he is still younger than I was when I won my first tournament at 22. I have always said that winning breeds winning, and that holds true even at the age of 21. This victory further validates that Jordan is not only one of today’s great young players, he has become one of golf’s greats — period. Wow.”