Jordan Spieth gives amateur amazing, yet simple advice

 

During the final round of the Valspar Championship (2011 Masters champion Charl Scwhartzel won by the way), Jordan Spieth offered amateur Lee McCoy some simple, yet important advice and that was not to look at the money list.

The amateur had a chance to take home $292,800 and after finishing in a solo fourth place, he could’ve earned that money. But since he’s an amateur, that wasn’t the case, it’s just part of the life of an amateur on Tour.

“I looked,” McCoy said. “I shouldn’t have looked. Lots of money. Lots of money. I think I got like 350 bucks in my bank account right now, so it’s mostly gas money. It hurt, but there’s so much going great for me right now. I’m just trying to take it all in, just really grateful to be standing here.”

No doubt McCoy was probably looking wide-eyed when he saw the list, but at the end of the day, he seems thankful for the opportunity to even be playing in a Tour event. He’ll be playing 36 holes in a Georgia Bulldogs home tournament back in Athens, GA after his strong finish at the Valspar Championship.

 

Let’s be totally honest here, you would look at the list too wouldn’t you? Of course you would.

 

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Source: CBSSports.com 


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WATCH: Jordan Spieth Shanks a Shot, Proves he’s Human

WHERE DID IT GO?? After coming off his worst first round EVER on the pro tour yesterday, Jordan Spieth is probably…

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Both Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy came off of probably their worst performances this past week at Riviera Country Club.

Spieth not only had a bad round, but even had a bad practice session that Friday where he shanked a shot. Yes, that’s right, the world no.1 ranked golfer hit a shank that made you and me feel better about ourselves.

This is also an extrordinary discovery as this proves that Spieth is human after all, and isn’t an alien. This is good to know, as the PGA Tour doesn’t have to worry about an alien policy and the USGA doesn’t have to create a new alien “playing by yourself” rule.

Oh, and the shank? 10 out of 10.

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Source: GolfDigest.com 


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WATCH: Jordan Spieth’s caddie shanks badly at Pebble Beach

On the iconic par-3 7th hole at Pebble Beach, Jordan Spieth’s caddie shanked a shot that makes all of us say “Hey, I was there!”.

During Pebble Beach Pro-Am weekend, Michael Greller, Spieth’s caddie, looked to simply get it on the green the 7th at Pebble but found out that golf is a harder game than his golfer makes it look. Greller’s slice just shows that, just because a guy caddie’s for the best golfer in the world, doesn’t mean he’s not like one of us.

For some reason, since he’s the looper for Spieth, I just have a feeling that Greller is a great putter.

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Jordan Spieth’s post Super Bowl tweet is hilarious

After the Denver Broncos 22-10 Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers, Peyton Manning said to CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson that he was going to “Kiss his wife, hug his family and drink a lot of Budweiser!”.

Jordan Spieth came up with a tweet in response to the interview and it’s classic:

Manning, who is a big golfer, also received some criticism for his mention of Budweiser in his interview. Players are normally not allowed to mention “their” sponsors, let alone a beer company.

Most players are suppose to be careful when bringing up sponsors.

Nonetheless, Manning is a happy man and perhaps he and Spieth will play a round together at some place called Pebble Beach?

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WATCH: Jordan Spieth’s errant tee shot saved by fan’s butt

Yeah, so this happened. During the second round of the Abu Dhabi Championship, world number one golfer Jordan Spieth hit an errant tee shot that hit a spectator.

Now, this is a common oocurance in professional golf, however, what made this sigificant were two things.

1. The ball hit the spectator in the tail feather (Butt).

2. The fan’s backside saved Spieth’s ball from landing in the water.

Not only that, the broadcasters, Dougie Donnelly and Ken Brown were having a good ol’ time after the event happened. This makes the video that much more hilarious.

Spieth must be a wizard if the ball hit one of the only fans in that location on the course, and saved him from complete disaster in the instance of the ball landing in the water. Guess he’s not the best golfer in the world for nothing.

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Source: GolfDigest.com 

 


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PHOTOS: Jordan Spieth’s new $7.1 million mansion is crazy

 

Jordan Spieth has obviously made a ton of money this year after a historical PGA Tour season where he won five tournaments including the Masters and U.S. Open.

 

He capped that off by winning the first tournament of the season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Now, all of the winning has paid off as he now owns one of coolest homes in sports.

 

Spieth purchased the home off of six time PGA Tour champion and fan favorite Hunter Mahan and offers features that will make you jealous. One of those features is a 12-car garage with half a basketball court bellow it.

 

The house is 16,665 and includes a guest house, infinity pool and a man cave with a ping pong table and golf simulator.  There’s also a full kitchen with a fire pit and the house includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

 

Here are other pictures of the rest of the house if you can handle it.

 

Yup, that’s what you call living the life. Jordan “Get Money” Spieth in the building.

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Jordan Spieth signs deal with Coca-Cola

 

Jordan Spieth has signed a contract to join Coca-Cola as a sports ambassador, representing the beverage juggernaut.

So, you can definitely expect the “Coca-Cola is bad for you, but I drink a ton of beer which is probably worse” crowd, but for Spieth, it’s just another hole-in-one for him.

“Coca-Cola has always been associated with iconic sporting events and some of the world’s greatest athletes, so this is an incredibly cool opportunity for me,” Spieth said in a statement, according to GolfDigest.com. “As a brand ambassador, I look forward to growing awareness for the sport of golf globally and engaging with fans in exciting new ways.”

Spieth will be a part of Coca-Cola’s 6-Pack of Olympians and Paralympians if he plays for team USA in this year’s Summer Olympics. Coca-Cola also said to expect a “stream of initiatives throughout the PGA Tour season” .

Golfers have been endorsed with Coke before, such as Bobby Jones who did an advertising campaign for them back in 1947. The Tour Championship is also sponsored by Coca-Cola and has been ever since the FedEx Cup Playoffs was introduced in 2007.

 

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! Gatorade with golf, Coca-Cola with food, am I right?

 

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Tiger Woods not richest golfer for first time in 17 years

 

Tiger Woods has made a lot of money in his career, and I mean A LOT of money. However, his reign as golf’s “Daddy Rich” has ended after 17 years as he now falls to third on the list of richest golfers.

 

He was suppased by Phil Mickelson and you guessed it, Jordan Spieth. Woods only made $550,000 on the course but still made a whopping $48 million off the course.

Meanwhile, Spieth made over $53 million total.

 

Here’s the top 10 (List also includes former golfers):

10. Gary Player

9. Justin Rose

8. Rickie Fowler

7. Jason Day

6. Jack Nicklaus

5. Arnold Palmer

4. Rory McIlroy

3. Tiger Woods

2. Phil Mickelson

1. Jordan Spieth

 

Although Woods is no longer the cash king of golf and was surpassed by his rival, Mickelson, the man is till filthy rich so he’ll be fine. Spieth added to his total after winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions his past Sunday in blowout fashion, winning by eight strokes.

 

Woods’ on-course earning could continue to drop as he has recently stated that there is no timetable for his return. But, like most superstar athletes, Woods has made a good living off of the many endorsements he has despite his on-course performance.

View the full list of richest golfers, courtesy of GolfDigest.com.

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Jordan Spieth’s year-end tweet makes sense

Jordan Spieth had one of the most historic seasons in golf history and he ended 2015 with a tweet that perfectly describes how he feels.

After winning five times, including winning The Masters in record fashion and making a charge up the leaderboard to win a U.S. Open at one of the world’s toughest and controversial golf courses in Chambers Bay, one definitely can’t blame Spieth for the tweet.

He did follow up with a tweet saying that he hopes 2016 could be another great year.

Spieth started out the season with a little over 100,000 followers on Twitter. Now, he just reached over 1 million followers after his incredible season.

He also made some extra coin too, starting the year at a little over $1 million and ending it at over $22 million. Not bad Mr. Spieth.

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WATCH: Jordan Spieth drills putt with a lightsaber

There’s no doubt about it: @jordanspieth was golf’s Luke Skywalker in 2015. Check this out if you don’t believe us. #StarWars

A video posted by SkratchTV (@skratchtv) on

With the latest Star Wars hitting movie screens, this clip only made sense as it shows the already two-time major champion Jordan Spieth nailing a putt with a lightsaber.

The way Spieth played in 2015, it only makes sense to dub him a Jedi Knight. Despite one of golf’s deepest fields, he prevailed and it won’t be no surprise to see him wielding lightsabers again in 2016.

Awesome job by Skratch TV with the clip.

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