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Jordan Spieth’s Unusual Gesture: Divides Food with Fan in Bizarre St. Jude Championship Moment

Jordan Spieth took a snack break at TPC Southwind, and then he decided to share with a fan.During the FedEx St. Jude Championship’s third round Saturday, Spieth gave a fan half of his sandwich, according to a video from the course.Action Network reported that a fan called out: “Having a little snack?

 

 

Spieth then reportedly responded, “Want half? It’s peanut butter and banana,” before he took half out of the bag, handed it to the fan and continued walking on the course.The PGA Tour shared a video of the exchange, as well as the dialogue reported by Action Network, and captioned its post with: “Man of the people.”

Jordan Spieth handed a sandwich to a fan at TPC Southwind on Saturday.
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Spieth, who sat No. 12 in the World Golf Rankings entering the weekend, shot a two-under 68 on Saturday — following his seven-under 63 on Thursday and two-under 68 on Saturday — to enter the final round in contention, and he sat in a tie for fourth place after one hole Sunday.The final round, though, was suspended at 1:46 p.m. ET “due to inclement weather” around the Memphis area, according to the PGA Tour.

 

 

If Spieth can move past Im Sung-jae, Tommy Fleetwood, Taylor Moore, Lucas Glover and anyone else who makes a move up the leaderboard Sunday, it’d mark his 14th PGA Tour victory and first since he defeated Patrick Cantlay to win the 2022 RBC Heritage.He nearly won the tournament again in April, but he lost to Matthew Fitzpatrick on a playoff hole.He has six top-10 finishes, though, including a tie for fourth place at the Masters.

 

 

Spieth’s week at TPC Southwind also included a press conference where he fielded a question about Phil Mickelson and the gambling accusations against the legendary golfer.This included claims in Billy Walters’ book excerpt that Mickelson has placed more than $1 billion in bets across the last three decades — including asking Walters to place a $400,000 bet on the Ryder Cup, which the sports gambler didn’t do.

Jordan Spieth sat in a tie for fourth place when the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship was suspended Sunday afternoon.
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Jordan Spieth is aiming for his first title since the RBC Heritage in 2022.
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Mickelson denied the allegations, including the accusation about the Ryder Cup bet, in a statement following the release of the book’s excerpt,“While it is well known that I always enjoy a friendly wager on the course, I would never undermine the integrity of the game,” Mickelson wrote in his statement.

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