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Jordan Spieth’s stunning Rickie Fowler admission amid Leeds United ownership with Justin Thomas

It was previously reported that Spieth, Thomas and Fowler all went in on Leeds United. That does not appear to be entirely the case.

Leeds United of the English Premier League was one of three teams recently relegated back to the English Championship League at the end of the 2022-23 season.Amidst their disappointing season, Rickie Fowler decided to pull out of his minority investment within the club.



Jordan Spieth revealed the news to Sky Sports before the Genesis Scottish Open Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Spieth and Justin Thomas will continue as minority owners of Leeds United, despite relegation.“Relegation wasn’t ideal,” Spieth said. “But we got involved with the 49ers group about purchasing a larger share and getting in with them. [They have] done things so successfully as they do everywhere they’ve touched.



“We thought it would be a cool opportunity. It’s a big city, historic club, a great venue in Elland Road, and once we looked into it, we realized it could be really exciting.”The San Francisco 49ers are owned by the York Family, who first made a minority investment in Leeds United in 2018.

Per The Athletic, the 49ers ownership group purchased the remainder of the controlling interest of the club for £170 million or $213 million.

LEEDS, England — General view during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road on May 28, 2023. Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Had Leeds United stayed in the top flight of English soccer, that price likely would have ballooned to $500 million.

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