Jordan Spieth tells Jimmy Fallon he sleeps with his putter, and explains why Bill Murray is one of his favorite playing partners

August 23, 2016

Jordan Spieth, in New York for this week's Barclays, stopped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon on Monday. Spieth, who will begin his FedEx Cup title defense Thursday at Bethpage Black, brought his trusty Scotty Cameron to the show, letting the late-night host handle the famed putter.

"It's a putter I've been using for some seven-eight years now. It used to be black but now it's all rusted, chipped up and there's like rust on the inside of it," said Spieth, the world's No. 3 player. "I still use it. There's been a couple nights I've been happy enough I've slept with it." A confession which instantly caused Fallon to drop the putter on the desk.

Spieth also spoke of his relationship with comedian Bill Murray.

"He's one of the most fun people I've ever played golf with. The guy just works over a crowd, the ultimate entertainer," Spieth said. "He's quirky, he's goofy and you love every part of it. The guy can for five and a half hours straight on every hole find a way to make one-liners, make people laugh."

The 23 year old relayed a tale about a fan gifting a cigar to Murray during a pro-am, to which he handed the cigar to Spieth's manager's nine-year-old son.

"He looks at it for a second and is like, 'What the hell am I supposed to do with this?'" Spieth said. "Murray goes, 'What, are you trying to quit?'"