Jordan Spieth, star golfer and fine human being
Wearing a shy smile, almost as if he was embarrassed by the attention he was getting and the lead he had run up after 54 holes, Jordan Spieth refused to get ahead of himself despite the seven-shot lead he holds after three days at the Hero World Challenge
Orlando (Florida): Wearing a shy smile, almost as if he was embarrassed by the attention he was getting and the lead he had run up after 54 holes, Jordan Spieth refused to get ahead of himself despite the seven-shot lead he holds after three days at the Hero World Challenge.
Does he feel the pressure of expectation now that he is so far ahead and is he guarding against being complacent?
Spieth says, "That is your expectation. Yeah, I haven't been in this position before. I'm certainly okay with it. I think I've got to have a number tomorrow to go out and really chase and try and — I haven't finished in the 20s ever in my career, and I think most of the other guys in this event have. So that would be a good goal, to go out there and shoot under par and close out a round in the 20s. Hopefully it's good enough."
There is also something even more endearing than his direct nature. It is the kind of work he is trying to do off the course at so young an age.
The Dallas-born Spieth, who has a sister, Ellie, with special needs, has started his own Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust. The trust serves as a platform to lend time, awareness and financial assistance to youth with special needs, military families and junior golf, his three areas of philanthropic concern.
Tiger Woods battled through nausea, fever and vomiting to fire a 3-under par 69 on Saturday at the Hero World Challenge, his first tournament after a four-month injury layoff. The former World No 1 birdied the last three holes to stand on level par 216 for 54 holes at Isleworth but remained last in the 18-player field despite shooting lower scores this week the sicker he has felt. Woods opened with a 77 on Thursday and fired a 70 on Friday.
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