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What will Jordan Spieth do with all that money? ‘He really doesn’t spend it,’ his mother says

September 28, 2015

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Will wealth change Jordan Spieth, who earned more than $22 million on the course in 2015? Not likely, ESPN’s Jason Sobel writes. “Other 22-year-olds might earn this much money and immediately pimp their rides and bling themselves out and, well, whatever else irresponsible 22-year-olds do these days. ‘He doesn't go out and make big purchases,’ his mother Chris said. ‘He's generous with his family, he's definitely generous with his friends, but he really doesn't spend it. He started a foundation and I guarantee you some of this money is going to go into that.’”


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“Jason Day has vowed to come back even better next season after his reign at the top of world golf lasted just one week,” Ben Everill of the Australian Associated Press writes. “He plans to return to competitive golf in December ready to resume the fight to be the best. ‘I want to be more of a dominant player and I want to be at the top of the world ranking list for a long, long time,’ he said.”

“Paul Casey is ready to rule himself out of playing for Europe in the Ryder Cup in Minneapolis next year, in a move that would send shockwaves through the European game,” Derek Lawrenson of the Daily Mail writes. “The Englishman is currently ineligible because he is not a member of the European Tour but, on the back of his fine season on the PGA tour and re-establishing himself among the world’s top 30, he was widely expected to rejoin in January. However, Casey’s disenchantment with the European Tour is such he is showing little inclination to make the move.”

Prison View Golf Course is the only golf course on prison grounds in the U.S., and Jules Bentley of Vice Sports takes us there. “The golf course itself is also attractive. It's open to the public, though not to inmates, former inmates, or anyone on an inmate's visitor list. The fairways and greens roll gently out from the first hole's elevated tee-box, which is reached after climbing a long staircase up a steep, wooded hillside. Prison View is far better maintained (and has lower greens fees) than most publicly playable Louisiana courses. Staff I asked about Prison View spoke of it with affection but offered tempered, sometimes euphemistic compliments, as if asked to describe an ugly kid.”