He wasn’t brash by any means, but he had a healthy dose of southern, polite confidence. He was as firm with his handshake as he was with his putter. He was quick to bet a fellow player a single dollar for “closest to the pin” and even quicker to collect. It was all good, albeit serious, fun on the American Junior Golf Association tour for high schooler Jordan Spieth and buddies.
And it was barely five years ago, which is crazy when you consider that Spieth is now a back-to-back major winner (Masters and the US Open) with five PGA Tour victories and $17 million in earnings.
Hard to believe that the man who has the golf world talking again about dominance and grand slams was holding press conferences with hardly a reporter in attendance, played glow-in-the-dark golf and carried his own clubs in 2010. Let’s look at Jordan in 2010 and 2015: