Jordan Spieth is representing the sport of golf in the 2015 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. With only two days left, cast your vote to support the World No. 1 golfer.
Vote Jordan Spieth for BBC’s Overseas Sports Personality
There are only two more days to vote for the BBC’s Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2015. The annual award recognition will be decided by a public vote for the first time in history.
American golfer, Jordan Speith is in the running for the prestigious accolade alongside five other decorated athletes including Usain Bolt, Dan Carter, Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky and Serena Williams.
The sport of golf has only been recognized a handful of times in the 60 years of the Sports Personality podium. After Rory McIlroy was robbed of the title in 2014, golf has fought hard for a fair comeback.
Paul McGinley, awarded 2014 coach of the year, was baffled by McIlroy’s snub.
“I honestly don’t think a golfer can have a better year on the course than Rory had,” he said. “Not just in terms of his major wins and success in world events but what he did for the Ryder Cup team, the role he played there. I am very disappointed for him.”
This year World No.1, Spieth will represent the sport of golf in the Sports Personality competition. In just 71 days, he has gone from a promising rookie to winning both the Masters and the US Open. He is the youngest winner of the US Open since Bobby Jones in 1923.
It’s not everyday that Brits give full support to an American golfer, but in this case everyone can stand behind Spieth to give him and the entire sport the attention it deserves.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced before the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 at Belfast’s SSE Arena on 20 December.