News & ToursMay 11, 2016

Jordan Spieth had the perfect response to his Masters meltdown

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11:  Jordan Spieth plays a shot during a practice round prior to THE PLAYERS Championship at the TPC Stadium course on May 11, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11: Jordan Spieth plays a shot during a practice round prior to THE PLAYERS Championship at the TPC Stadium course on May 11, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth could have responded in numerous ways to his Masters meltdown. A club slam. Kicking his bag. Cursing. Crying. Keep in mind, he's 22 years old.

Instead, when the two-time major winner walked off Augusta's 12th green with a quadruple bogey, Spieth had the perfect retort to his playing partner, Smylie Kaufman.

"I said, 'Smylie, whose tee is it?'" Spieth remarked on Wednesday at the Players Championship. "Then I smiled at him.

"I mean, what else is there to do? Break a club? It already happened."

A story that Kaufman backed up.

"He almost convinced me that it was him," said Kaufman. "Because it was him the entire round. I was like, maybe it is you. I don't know. So we had a laugh and both hit good tee shots."

That, my friends, is how you respond to adversity.


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