May 17th, 2018
Jordan Spieth orders world to give up alcohol
Tour pros.... is there anything they don't know?....
Words: Tim Southwell
It's the AT & T Byron Nelson Classic this week and it's at a course Jordan Spieth plays a lot, as it's close to his home. So reporters are asking him all sorts of questions about stuff. Like how to play golf when it's hot...
"Lay off the sauce," Spieth said. "No alcohol. It makes a difference if you have two beers on a Tuesday, really does."
The three-time major winner's mandate didn't stop there either, as he weighed into steak eaters... "Stay away from big steaks. These are the kind of stuff you start to learn once you kind of feel sluggish."
"Each day once the round is finished it's very important once that round finishes you're really starting for the next day, the second you get into the clubhouse, so you really have to be disciplined with it to be at your best by Sunday afternoon."
Just moments earlier, Spieth dropped another surprising nugget: his love for golfboards.
"Easy walking golf course but I don't walk when I'm not on Tour so golfboards are great. The golf carts, cart paths are pretty far away," Spieth said. "It's good for pace of play and so we typically go out with four, five guys all on golfboards and just cruise around and, you know, in three and a half hours with a five-some and it's a blast."
"It's funny when you get on it for the first time it's pretty awkward. By the 3rd or 4th hole you get the hang of it." Probably not a good idea to drink and golfboard either.
How times have changed. I remember when Brian Barnes teed off from on top of a beer can. It didn't stop him beating Jack Nicklaus twice in one day in the Ryder Cup either. Though his drinking did lead to him almost committing suicide. Anyway, now you know, lay off the sauce if you want to play your best golf. Or not.