There are a few things you should check.
1. Go to Ghin website, Enter your Name and Ghin # to log in.
2. Then use the "Golfer Lookup" menu and search for "All Golfers" with your last name in your state.
If you have multiple players with the last name (your name) it could possibly be you have created additional accounts.
The accounts are very specific to "Exact Names" IE: using middle initial, or having first names like James / Jim or suffix
3. Check paper/payment trail. Did you pay with multiple manners? Credit cards / checking accounts, etc.
4. Sometimes a person will have multiple accounts when they belong to two different clubs.
I've seen friends who belong to a club in Florida and Missouri who will have two separate accounts.
USGA loves these situations, they are receiving fees for each account.
I obtain my Ghin through my club which is run by our Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association
The club renews my membership each year and bills my account.
Another thing you should check is if you have setup "Auto-Renew"
Listened to a recent NLU podcast today. They say rumors are that the PGL are floating $200m to $250m to Tiger. They didn't say over what term, but that's double his lifetime tour winnings. They also said the scuttlebutt is that the PGL has $1B in cash ready to back this.
Of course, none of this is confirmed.
Here are some suggestions:
- depending on your usable space and financial means, get a launch monitor, mat, and net. There are LMs out there on the cheaper end like the mevo.
- get a 4' metal ruler and hit putts slowly, putting the ball off the other end of the ruler without going off the sides. This helps you with "bead," or starting your putts online via face control and striking.
- like @Lugowskins stated, use the V1 app with a tripod and work on your swing. I'd set up a mirror too so you could check your positions as you work on it and then use your camera/phone for when you decide to try it out and go full speed.
- set a bucket, hoola-hoop, or a kids' small swimming pool out in the yard and hit wedge shots, trying to land the ball in the target area. This helps your short game feel and control of landing spot.
- take lessons.
Or you can get even better if you try to get better.
Maybe because they know the top of their game won't be good enough as players continue to get better, faster, stronger, etc at younger ages, where differences between players come down to tenths of strokes and those differences can add up to millions of dollars over the course of a season?
Spieth at his best isn't as good as Rory, Tiger, Brooks, etc at their best, so why wouldn't Spieth want to continue to try and get better even when his game was the best it had ever been for him?