A couple of days ago, golf legend Jack Nicklaus turned 82. This personal milestone was a moment of celebration for the entire golf community and most took to social media to wish the man who has contributed to the sport in a major way. And in order to continue the celebrations a bit longer, we revisited a couple of messages from his birthday two years ago, and in particular, one from Jordan Spieth.
On January 21, 2020, Jack Nicklaus turned 80, a major landmark for the golf legend. To honor him, the ‘quintessence of class, dignity and sportsmanship’, Golf.com collected messages from many prominent golfers, including Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam.
Jordan Spieth’s birthday wish for Jack Nicklaus’ 80th birthday
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team USA’s Jordan Spieth reacts after holing his putt on the 10th green during the Foursomes REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Amongst the many golfers who got together to send wishes to Nicklaus, one was Jordan Spieth. He said, “If I were to wish him a happy birthday, I’d say, ‘Jack, I hope you’re spending it in your favorite place: Pebble Beach. And I hope you’re getting the opportunity to do what you love to do, which is play golf. Actually, now that might mean fly-fishing, too. Either way, I hope it’s a really great one. Taking on life the way you have until you’re 80—that’s an accomplishment.’”
What’s next for Jordan Spieth?
Spieth has only teed up once in the new year, at the Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course. In a decent performance, he finished T-21, with a total score of 18-under par. Since then, he is yet to play again. However, he has recently committed to the Phoenix Open slated to be held next month. So unless he decides to make an appearance in between, we can definitely watch him play at TPC Scottsdale.
Aug 20, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Jordan Spieth walks off the 18th tee during the second round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Spieth’s win drought of four years finally ended last year as he snagged the title at the Valero Texas Open. However, while building consistency, his game is still on the erratic side, as we noticed from his other performances.
So, what do you think awaits him this year? Will he be able to move past the previous years of struggle? Let us know in the comments below!
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