Ask one of Jordan Spieth’s best friends, and the 2016 Masters is already a done deal. Spieth is going to win.
In the April 4 issue of Sports Illustrated, S.L. Price detailed Spieth’s homecoming of sorts at the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas, in which there’s a guarantee from Spieth’s good friend, former teammate and current Web.com Tour player Cody Gribble.
“You can quote me: He’s going to win the Masters,” Gribble says. “Everyone thinks that his year has hit the skids. When he gets on the big stage and people are watching him, they expect him to win. The crazy thing is, he expects it more.”
Spieth’s expectations for himself are often proven spot on. Also within that story is a great anecdote from Gribble from a friendly round of Wolf they played recently. From the story:
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Two weeks ago, he and gribble were playing a game called Wolf with three others at Dallas National. Gribble, the wolf at one par-3, hit his tee shot 30 feet from the hole. Playing next, Spieth put his ball closer. Gribble was leaning toward choosing him as his partner, but of course, someone could hit it closer still.
“How far is that?” Gribble asked.
“Probably 15 feet,” Spieth replied. “And I’m the best in the world from that spot, so you should probably pick me.” Gribble laughs. He calls Spieth one of his best friends, “and I just want to wrap my f—— 7-iron around his f—— neck,” he says. “But the guy’s right. He backs it up better than anybody.” (Yes, Gribble picked him and, yes, Spieth drained the putt.)
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