Apr 23rd, 2016
Jordan Spieth makes TIME magazine’s Top 100 most influential people
And he’s the only golfer on the list
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Jordan Spieth has made TIME Magazine’s list of the Top-100 Most Influential People list, and he’s the only golfer on the list.
Jordan was profiled by Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo, who summed his achievements up.
“Jordan Spieth exemplifies everything that’s great about sports. We want our heroes to stand up to every challenge and deliver over and over again. And because we care so much about their performances, we often give them a pass in the rest of their lives. But once every decade or so someone like Jordan Spieth comes along. Jordan captures our imagination on the course and impresses us off of it.
Rarely is an athlete so supremely confident yet incredibly humble, so systematic in his approach yet so fluid in his delivery. Jordan possesses rare competitive greatness that he somehow shuts off when the setting calls for it. And his graciousness toward others is genuine and real. He is the standard by which our heroes should be measured.
Enjoy watching this kid grow up. He will fail and he will succeed, but more than anything, he will make you remember what our heroes are meant to look like. On and off the field.”
And he knows how to have a good time, and doesn’t mind having the mickey taken, which is all good.