the three amigos

Rickie Fowler comes to Jordan Spieth’s defense over Wimbledon fashion faux pas


Karwai Tang

Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have been through a lot together. The highs of major championships, the lows of losing streaks and the inebriated delights of spring break. The good friends will bust each other’s balls and compete to an almost unhealthy degree, but when one gets called out by the internet, the pals always have each other’s backs.

Social media went after Spieth last week after the three-time major champ showed up to Wimbledon without his best fashion foot forward. The pro got some pushback for a seemingly wrinkled suit, which is especially tough for a tennis tournament that’s known for its dress code.

Of course, Fowler made sure to right this wrong and speak on what actually happened. That’s true friendship, especially with the last major of the year right around the corner.

When asked by a reporter how the trio planned on dressing for the event, Fowler knew this was his chance to address the Spieth faux pas: “We were all planning to get suits made. JT and I did that. Jordan didn’t get one made. He got a lot of flak for his suit looking wrinkled. But in his defense, it did look good. It was the car ride, sitting in there for an hour. It didn’t do him justice.”

To be fair, we’ve all sat in a vehicle for too long and scrunched up our outfits a bit more than we would want. This is a very strong justification and one that demands a thanks from Spieth to Fowler.

If JT, Spieth or Fowler get paired up in the coming days, we know that they’ll do everything in their power to best each other, but off the course, the triumvirate will never stop looking out for one another. Let that be a lesson to us all.