After the season he had in 2015, Jordan Spieth could be forgiven for regressing to the mean a bit, but the doom and gloom prognostications surrounding the World No. 2 is a little too knee-jerk. Spieth has won already this season, finished runner-up at a major championship, notched eight top-25 finishes and made nearly $3 million in on-course earnings, but his reign has been deemed to have ended.
It’s good to know, then, with so much negativity surrounding the 22-year-old that he can still find a way to have some fun. Take the clinic he was a part of on Tuesday at the AT&T Byron Nelson for example. Spieth turned the trick shot portion of the event on its head when he plopped down a marshmallow on top of a golf ball. Take a look:
— PGA TOUR Media (@PGATOURmedia) May 17, 2016
The happiness of youth remains undefeated. As if Spieth wasn’t having an already-legendary week, on Saturday the presenting sponsor will be handing out 8,000 replica bobbleheads of the two-time major champion, so even if regular-size Spieth plays poorly, mini Spieth will be around for the weekend.
Yea, things could be worse for Jordan Spieth.
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) May 16, 2016