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Jordan Spieth's fill-in caddie might really regret making this beer-per-birdie deal

December 01, 2023

David Cannon

Jordan Spieth had one of the most eventful rounds of his career on Thursday afternoon at the Hero World Challenge. Unfortunately, it could lead to one of the roughest hangovers of his caddie's life on Friday morning.

Spieth's buddy, Eric Leyendecker, is filling in for normal looper Michael Greller in the Bahamas this year. And according to's Dylan Dethier, he provided Spieth with some extra motivation on the first hole during the opening round.

For every birdie the PGA Tour star made, he'd drink a beer during Thursday night's Dallas Cowboys game. And for every eagle, he'd drink three beers. Um, has Eric ever seen Jordan play?

Of course, this worked out in hilarious fashion as Spieth not only made six birdies, but TWO eagles during a roller-coaster round that only included five pars. I'm not a math major, but that adds up to a dozen beers.

According to Dethier, Spieth even picked out a local Bahamas brand of beer, Kalik, for Eric, who caddied Jordan to a T-3 in this event in 2017, to enjoy—but that he didn't think his buddy should pay drink up. At one shot off the Day 1 lead, they've got a tournament to win.

Regardless, they'll both be in good spirits Friday with their Cowboys winning. Just one of them might be a bit more wobbly.