Jordan Spieth had a pretty terrible day this past Sunday. He looked to be on his way to his second straight green jacket at the Masters and had a four-stroke lead going into the back nine before he went on a terrible three-hole run that cost him the win.
However, Spieth still has a great year ahead of him and he shouldn’t let this historic collapse affect what he does the rest of the season. His caddie, Michael Greller, knows that better than anyone else and decided to write an emotional tribute to his boss.
Here is a small sample of that tribute, which you can read in full at WeiUnderPar.com
“The 2016 Masters stung … But don’t feel sorry or sad for us. We won’t get stuck in this moment, nor should you. We will work harder, fight harder and be better for it. We will bounce back as we have done many times.
“At the end of the day, golf is a sport. I am especially thankful to have an unconditionally loving wife Ellie Greller, family and friends who treat us the exact same regardless of wins and losses. This isn’t life and death stuff. There are far greater struggles that exist in this world than not winning The Masters. We are beyond blessed to do what we do. We are grateful to work alongside the greatest golfers and caddies in the world. It is a challenge we relish.
“A wise coach reminded me recently, winning shows your character and losing shows ALL your character. Jordan continues to model grace and humility through wins and especially losses. The student continues to teach the teacher, and now millions others, just like he did at Erin Hills.
“Jordan Spieth is the same genuine, grounded and humble person he was five years ago, in victory or defeat.”
This is certainly a great thing Greller did for Spieth, who is still just 23 years old and has a fantastic career ahead of him. He has certainly grown a lot in his short career and he will continue to grow and learn from this loss, his second runner-up finish at the Masters in the last three years.
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