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Jordan Spieth loses money to Jake Owen in annual pilgrimage to Cypress Point

February 10, 2016

Jordan Spieth has become the latest PGA Tour star to make an annual pilgrimage to Cypress Point Club for a round of golf in advance of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Apparently it was costly this time.

Spieth, along with country music star Jake Owen, his friend and Pro-Am partner this week, ventured over on Tuesday, the guests of member Reuben Richards Jr.

Owen posted on Instagram, “Took some cash off the worlds #1 @jordanspieth today. Sorry bud. When you've got it, you've got it.”

Spieth was asked to talk about the round in his pre-tournament news conference on Wednesday.

“Yeah, let’s talk about that match,” Owen said.

“Jake was given nine shots,” Spieth replied. “Notice he’s playing off a two this week, so he did good negotiating to start.”

“I was four up after four holes,” Owen interjected.

“He was beating me from the same tees through six holes,” Spieth said. “He was a couple under on his own ball. Then it came down to the last hole. I had a putt to win from about 12 feet and I missed it and Jake celebrated and that was about it.”

“Heck, yeah, I kept reminding him yesterday, too, every time I was asking him for shots, ‘you’re the best in the world.’ He kept saying, ‘you can’t say that every time.’ I said, well, if I was best in the world I’d want people saying that to me.”

Spieth and Owen played a round with Richards at Cypress Point last year, too. He said they’re trying to make it an annual excursion, as Phil Mickelson does, hosted by member Charles Schwab.