Jordan Spieth has been busy as he preps for his fast approaching wedding with longtime girlfriend Annie Verret. On his to-do list: Plan the bachelor party, evict his roommates from his sprawling Dallas home and help organize the honeymoon.
Check, check and almost check for the three-time major winner who will tie the knot later this month.
Speaking Monday at a fundraiser for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Dallas, Spieth said his wife-to-be, who he has dated since high school, has handled most of the heavy lifting for their nuptials, but that he has managed some duties of his own.
Job 1: Evict his roommates, in the kindest way possible, from his Dallas manse that once belonged to Hunter Mahan. Among his housemates over the years: mini-tour player Alex Moon and PGA Tour rookie Kramer Hickok, both of whom played college golf with Spieth at the University of Texas. Spieth has also provided accommodations to his caddie, Michael Greller, and good friend Justin Thomas when the Tour has been in town.
“They are all out of the house,” Spieth said. “I’m finally living alone for the first time in six years, at least for another couple of weeks,”
“Enjoy it while you can,” cracked Tony Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, who was Spieth’s co-host at the luncheon.
Spieth will play his final PGA Tour event as a bachelor this week at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. When he returns to the competitive orb, likely for some charity tournaments in December, he’ll have a ring on his finger.
Spieth said he planned and executed a late-summer bachelor party in the Dallas area and was also responsible for arranging the couple’s honeymoon (he declined to say where they were headed). “It was really very stress-free planning the wedding because Anne did most of that,” Spieth said. “I wanted to help out, and I was able to get most of my duties done after the FedEx tournaments.”
Spieth hasn’t won on Tour since the 2017 British Open and has dropped to 14th in the World Rankings, one spot behind Tiger Woods, but you can’t the blame the guy if he’s been a little distracted. As his big day approaches, he’s been leaning on some his Tour mates for marriage advice.
“What I got from Rory [McIlroy] and others is feel free to do things your own way, what feels best to you,” Spieth said. “Don’t copy the way somebody raises their kids or travels with their wife on Tour. Do what you want to do, not what others do. That seems simple, but not everybody does it.”