Just because Jordan Spieth is a Dallas Cowboys fan doesn’t mean he can’t support Tom Brady.
The 2015 Masters and U.S. Open champ, who is in Boston preparing for this week’s second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Deutsche Bank Championship, was invited to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Tuesday. While there, he shared his thoughts on Deflategate with a reporter.
“I root for the [New England Patriots] outside the Cowboys,” Spieth said. “I root for the Pats in the AFC. Obviously I am a die hard Cowboys fan. I root for my hometown.”
The Patriots play the Cowboys in Dallas on Oct. 11, which would be the last of quarterback Brady’s four-game suspension. Spieth will probably be in Korea playing in the Presidents Cup then, but what will he do if he watches from afar?
Root for his home team, of course. But not so fast!
“I hope Brady’s back by then and I hope it’s a fair fight, and I hope my ‘Boys pull it off,” Spieth continued.
So there you have it, folks, straight from the Texan’s mouth—Spieth is #TeamFreeBrady.
After missing the cut at The Barclays and giving up the World No. 1 ranking, Spieth is hoping for a better outcome at the Deutsche Bank. He sits behind Jason Day in the FedEx Cup standings following Day’s six-stroke win at The Barclays last weekend.
Spieth’s love of Boston sports teams doesn’t stop there; after his home Texas Rangers, he says he loves the Red Sox second.
“I truly mean that, it’s not just because I am here,” said Spieth. “I always root against the Yankees, so it’s nice to be here tonight and hopefully we can get a Yankees loss and a Rangers win and we can move up a little bit in the wild card race.”
To all of us here in New York…noted, Jordan.