Are we entering a golden era of actual golf rivals?

If Jordan Spieth wanted to exhale, cruise through the FedEx Cup playoffs, enjoy the spoils of his riches and not obsess over that big pot of gold awaiting the champion — $10 million, mind you — who among us would have blamed him?

Spieth overall is the best in the world, the rankings putting him on top again, the sixth straight week there has been a change between him, McIlroy and Day.

It speaks to the high level of competition at the top of the game, and suggests that more of the same is in store when the calendar turns to a new year.

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