'I Promise I Will Be Back' - Spieth Shows His Class With Young Fans

Jordan Spieth showed serious class on Sunday, as he explained to his young fans that he will return to see them, despite being in a potential play-off at the RBC Heritage

Spieth with fans
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Jordan Spieth is one of the most recognisable golfers in the world, with three Major titles and many, many PGA Tour victories under his belt. On Sunday though, he showed that not only is he a fantastic golfer, but also a fantastic individual, as, despite being in contention, he explained to the young fans that he would be back to sign their items after the conclusion of the tournament.

Following a stunning five-under-par final round, which included two eagles in his first five holes, Spieth found himself as the clubhouse leader at Harbour Town. In the heat of battle, it could be easy for players to go into their own bubble. For the American though, that wasn't the case, with Spieth going over to his young fans to explain the situation and that he would be back to sign autographs and give them his time.

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As a viewer, it was fantastic to see, with Spieth calmly stating: "I've got to wait and see if there is going to be a playoff or not, so I am going to go inside and lay low for a little bit. I promise that I will be back here, whether it is after a play-off or not, but I will come back, okay guys!"

The moment was understandably well-received on social media, with many users praising Spieth for not only explaining the situation, but for also going over to his fans at such a competitive time, especially when his mind may have been focused on a potential play-off.

All we can say is brilliant stuff Jordan! There's a possibility that many would have carried on, however, his actions will mean the world to the young fans who love the game of golf.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x