ICYMI: Obama Psyched Out Jordan Spieth During A Round of Golf


ICYMI: Obama Psyched Out Jordan Spieth During A Round of Golf

In case you missed it, earlier this week Jordan Spieth appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to talk about golfing with former President Barack Obama.

The 2015 Masters champion told a great story about 44’s unique brand of trash talk [via The Daily Mail]:

‘He goes through this incredible spiel and right before he goes up to hit his putt he goes, “And you won’t believe what the aliens look like”.

‘He goes, ‘They’re freaking crazy looking.’ And then he walks up, makes his putt, turns back, walks off the green, leaves it at that and gives me a wink. And I’m sitting there, “I’m not going to sleep for a week!”.’

Spieth says the psych-out worked, because he lost on the final hole. Of course, this might be the President paying it forward; back in 2015, Obama claimed that Derek Jeter once hustled him at golf:

“[Brian Greenspun] and Derek Jeter stole money from me at Shadow Creek. It was clearly a set-up, because when we got to the practice range, he was shanking balls everywhere. I said, ‘You play golf, Derek?’ And he said, ‘I just started two weeks ago’… We had to take a picture of me handing Derek Jeter money at the end of the game.”

True to his word, the former President has been playing a lot of golf since he retired. In fact, he’s been on the links so much, it’s a wonder he hasn’t bumped into his successor