That Time Jordan Spieth Called His Shot…98 Yards From The Hole

While Jordan Spieth continues to take the golfing world by storm, perhaps the greatest story so far featuring the golf wunderkind surfaced at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this past weekend. Spieth’s golfing partner, country music star Jake Owen, shared this gem from a charity golf tournament with Spieth last December…


“We’re in the middle of the fairway, he’s 98 yards out and there’s about a hundred people behind us in the fairway. It was really cool and reminiscent of those old Shell’s Wonderful World Of Golf where people would follow you in the fairway because there weren’t ropes or anything. There were about a thousand people behind the green watching and he looks at me in front of my dad and says, ‘All right, what are the odds? I’m going to make this.’

I’m like, ‘You’re like 98 yards out in the middle of the fairway,’ and he, without missing it, just steps up and hits the shot in the air. He’s like, ‘Pay up.’ And I’m sitting there watching it and it hits three feet behind the pin, with all these people watching, spins back and goes in the hole. And he looks at me and I’m like, ‘This doesn’t happen with normal people. It doesn’t happen.’ So they’re making a plaque. They’re putting it there.”