“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”
No, Carl Spackler — err, comedian Bill Murray — never did actually become a Masters champion. But on Wednesday, he’ll get the opportunity to play with one.
Murray, of Caddyshack fame, will be paired with 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth as part of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial’s Pro-Am on Wednesday. The two — along with three other amateurs — will tee off at noon.
The longer you stand over the ball the more apt you’re going to take the club away quick. The more apt you are going to have a quick change of direction, which means you’re going to get in front of it, and you’re going to miss your lines. And that is it. That’s all that’s going on with this kid right now, is that he’s got just a little too much in his head.
Peter Kostis countered that Spieth just needs to improve off the tee, per Strege:
I just think that Jordan needs to hit more fairways. That’s really the key for him. He’s complained about his proximity to the hole on his approach shots, but it’s hard to get close to the hole from the rough. I was impressed last week with how far he’s hitting the ball, however. I think they’ve done that part of the equation, he and his coach [Cameron McCormick]. But now they’ve got to find it.
Of course, most players in the world would love to be working through struggles in their game and still posting a three-under.
Most players would probably enjoy playing at the Colonial Pro-Am with actor and comedian Bill Murray, too. The pair spoke to reporters after their round together on Wednesday, per the PGA Tour: