There’s a young man who attended a Players Championship practice round on Tuesday who has a future in front of him.
Judging from the 52-second video clip apparently posted by a family member, there’s any number of directions he could go.
The youngster got Jordan Spieth’s attention as he was walking from one hole to another at the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
“Hey Jordan,” the youngster called out to Spieth. “I’m doing a report on you for school … want to hear my speech?”
Spieth stopped and said, “sure, buddy.”
The speech, as it turned out, was an oral biography of Spieth, spoken in the first person as if it were Spieth doing the talking.
The young man gave a flawless rundown on Spieth’s life, such as his date of birth and place of birth, when he learned to play golf, becoming one of the youngest golfers to win the Masters and U.S. Open, the fact that Spieth is a big Dallas Cowboys fan and is friends with former quarterback Tony Romo.
Spieth stood there for the entire presentation, obviously impressed. When the young man was done, he got a huge smile from Spieth and applause from onlookers.
Several things to point out:
• The kid might have a career in politics. He gave the speech, without any hesitation or sign of nervousness, without any notes, and also didn’t make it sound robotic. In other words, it flowed.
• The John Deere Classic people will love this, because in addition to citing Spieth’s major championships, the kid worked in Spieth’s inaugural Tour victory at the John Deere.
• He also did enough research on Spieth to know he had a special-needs sister (Ellie) and that Spieth’s foundation works to create opportunities for special-needs people.
• He also knew Spieth’s middle name is Alexander.
As of 11 p.m. on Tuesday, the Twitter post has been viewed more than 400,000 times. Among those re-tweeting was Spieth’s mother Christine, who commented “Oh, my heart.”
One other response: “the next PGA Tour commissioner, 2050.”
How about Spieth’s agent in a decade or so?