‘No One’s Even Looking at Me’: Jordan Spieth Unbothered About Losing Popularity Contest After Massive Fanboy Moment

Published 06/02/2023, 6:23 AM EDT

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One of the most historic golf tournaments, the Memorial Tournament, is currently underway. Some of the most renowned golfers are part of the field at Muirfield Village Golf Club. And among them is one of the fan favorites, Jordan Spieth. The golf pro found himself with an incredible start during the first round, but for him, that wasn’t the highlight of his week! Why? Well, thanks to another athlete!

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Spieth’s highlight of the week came on Wednesday, when he teed up with an NBA star! Excited and overwhelmed, the 3-time PGA Tour winner couldn’t help but let his fanboy instincts take over!

Jordan Spieth shares his on-the-course fanatic moment

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Ahead of the first round of the event, Spieth played in the pro-am on Wednesday. And that’s when his week started off with a bang. Alongside being paired with the singers Jake Owen and Keith Mitchell, the golf pro also had two NBA stars on his team, Damion Lee and Steph Curry. Teeing up alongside the four-time NBA championship winner, the three-time major winner was more than excited, and it was quite visible to all. Curry himself is an avid golfer and was introduced to the sport at a very young age.

Hence, naturally, during his press conference after the first round on Thursday, Spieth was asked about his experience playing alongside the NBA celebrity. Talking about the kind of influence Curry, who is an avid golfer and has been playing since he was a child, had on the course, the golf pro opened up. We’re walking, and no one’s even looking at me,” he said, talking about the authority Curry had. He added that all eyes were on the Golden State Warriors star, so he decided to just walk to the next tee.

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Although it may have seemed like jealousy, the golf pro’s true feelings were far from it. In fact, he revealed that he himself was a huge fan of the NBA superstar and had been influenced by him just like countless others around the world. “I’m such a massive fan of his that it’s just cool to spend time talking with him,” he said, letting loose his inner fanboy!

This certainly was a great start to the event for the 2015 Augusta Champion, who has had an ideal year. From narrowly missed victories to a wrist injury, fate has not smiled on Spieth lately. But now, things seem to be looking up for him; even his wrist is looking better while on the course at the Memorial. In fact, the golfer even shot a 69 in the first round at Ohio.

How was Spieth’s invitational pro-am round?

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After his brilliant round on Friday, Spieth opened up about his previous day with the NBA star. The 29-year-old explained that it had been a great day and that the first pro-am round where he wanted to play the full course was all thanks to his stunning pairings. “They went to the 9 and 9, and I was like, Oh, I’m having a lot of fun; let’s go to the back,” he said.

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The golfer also sang praises of the singers and the NBA greats. He claimed that they had completely outstruck him on the course.I was like, Man, these guys are showing me up. They don’t even play golf.” Regardless, it was certain that Jordan Spieth had definitely had a “blast” on the course on Wednesday and that it wasn’t a day he’d soon forget!

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Riya Singhal

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Riya Singhal is a promising golf writer at EssentiallySports. She was recently recruited in the latest round of ‘ES Draft’ as one of the young writers with a strong passion for golf writing. Despite being in her early days, Riya has already showcased exceptional talent in her coverage of the sport, with her article on Brooks Koepka's kind gesture towards a young fan after his Masters loss quickly rising to the top of the charts.
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