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Why Leeds United relegation only fuelled Jordan Spieth’s desire to invest with 49ers Enterprises

The golfer is part of a growing list of American athletes who have thrown their lot in with the prospective new controlling stakeholders at Elland Road despite the drop

Golfer and 49ers Enterprises investor Jordan Spieth has revealed that the American group’s bid to buy Leeds United actually became even more attractive to him following their relegation from the Premier League.Fellow PGA Tour regular Rickie Fowler was also previously among the list of athletes who have come on board to invest in Leeds United, but it the drop into the Championship meant he cooled his interest.



Spieth felt very much to the contrary, however, saying that the better price that the 49ers Group got as a result of the club’s relegation on the final day of last season, with his colleague and rival Justin Thomas evidently feeling much the same way about the opportunity.As reported by the Vancouver Sun, Spieth told Postmedia: “I always thought it would be cool to get involved in sports franchises and it’s difficult to do in the States and there is a lot of turnover in football over here. A lot of different people are getting involved, so it looked like a cool opportunity.



“We were really involved watching pretty much every game this new year and they ended up getting relegated and then they renegotiated for a price and the deal started almost looking even better and hopefully they get back up [to the Premier League] really soon.”A growing number of current and former athletes have been revealed as 49ers investors over the past few days, including Spieth, Thomas, and basketball star Russell Westbrook.

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