For failing to satisfy the Strength of Field Regulation Spieth is set to receive either a fine of more than $20000 or a three-tournament suspension; the Tour will determine which penalty will be assessed.
Because Spieth didn’t qualify for East Lake he will violate the PGA Tour’s scheduling rule that mandates Tour members either play a new tournament (one they haven’t played in four years) or tee it up in 25-plus events. Spieth has done neither in the 2017-18 season.
Tiger Woods is credited with not only the longest streak of No. 1-ranked weeks in a row (281 from 2005-2010) but also with the highest total tally of weeks at No. 1 with 683. Greg Norman is second with 331 total weeks.