“Million to one” odds are good for Team USA’s Jordan Spieth
In 2010 Jordan Spieth travelled with the Junior Ryder Cup team as they won at Gleneagles, but at the time he never believed he’d be involved in the real thing on the same course just four years later.
"I would say, at that time, I thought it would be a million to one," said Spieth of Tuesday.
The odds were further stacked against Spieth at the beginning of 2013 after he dropped out of the University of Texas in the hope of turning pro, despite having no status on any of the Tours.
But Spieth is nothing if not hard-working and determined. His goal was to get himself a PGA Tour card and that’s just what he did, winning the John Deere Classic before playing as a captain’s pick in the President’s Cup – where he was heralded as one of the up and coming superstars of the sport.
And he’s also gone from having no sponsor to being clothed and supported by Under Armour, which has served him well on the golf course.
When Spieth steps onto the Gleneagles course again, he will be in familiar territory. When he stands in the same room and plays with the same golfers he once tried to emulate four years ago, he may well burst with pride.
Spieth is not the only rookie aiming to regain the Ryder Cup for the American’s in Scotland this week, though, sharing the tag with three others. But he’s confident that everything will work out well for him, win, lose or draw.
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