In a touching twist during the renowned Memorial Tournament, Jordan Spieth, the illustrious 3-time major winner, found himself engaged in an odd fan engagement that defied expectations. Spieth decided to approach the adoring crowd and found that one young fan was different from the usual autograph seekers in that he had a special request in mind.
Soon a lighthearted game began that displayed the golfer’s affable demeanor, making the competition unforgettable. But years before this, another Spieth faced another incident. Back then, he was the fan, and his idol, Phil Mickelson, snubbed him, perhaps shaping his future as a golfer!
Spieth’s blast from the past involving Phil Mickelson
Back in 2018, the three-time major winner was at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play when he revealed a childhood memory that had a lasting impact on him. Spieth recalled an interaction with golfing legend Phil Mickelson that took an unexpected turn as he reflected on his early years as a young golfer.
The PGA Tour star had anxiously approached Mickelson as a young fan seeking to get his autograph. Unfortunately, he was met with disappointment as Lefty dismissed him. Spieth kept the memory of being passed over by his hero, but little did he realize that could possibly have shaped his future as a golfer and how he was with fans!
Spieth said, “When they finished, Phil was pulled off in a different direction, and Davis came and signed for me, and I thought for the longest time that Phil just blew me off, and Davis was the nicest guy, and Phil, I didn’t care as much for a little while because of that.”
Spieth’s unwavering determination and dogged pursuit of achievement may possibly be traced back to the experiences he endured as a child, both of which contributed to his eventual success. Moreover, it may have boosted Spieth’s readiness to engage with the young fans, showing his down-to-earth nature and his genuine love for his admirers and never turning down their requests, just like last week at the Memorial Tournament.
Jordan Spieth makes a fan’s day with an adorable game
A humorous situation recently occurred when a young fan went beyond simply asking Jordan Spieth for an autograph during the Memorial Tournament. The child approached the three-time major champion when he was mingling with fans and suggested a novel game that deviated from the golfer’s usual demands instead of an autograph.
The youngster proposed a friendly game of rock-paper-scissors to Spieth rather than requesting a signature or a golf-related favor. The unusual request piqued Spieth’s interest, and he eagerly agreed, displaying the friendly demeanor that has won over fans all around the world. And although he lost out to the child, he had won over the hearts of everyone who surrounded him!