Let me just lead off by saying, the “Jordan Spieth hates autograph seekers” stories today are hilarious. It’s understandable to be frustrated by someone who consistently hounds you for autographs, using children to get them, and then selling them on the internet. What I really want is for this to turn into a legitimate beef. It’d be hilarious if every few months we got a Spieth vs. autograph guys confrontation, until finally he just goes full out fist fight. But until that happens, we’ll just stick to him calling them “scums”.
Ok, back to important golf stories. Jordan used his autograph fueled rage to fire an impressive 3-under through 16 holes before play was suspended. Spieth had five birdies, three coming on the front nine, as well as a pair of bogeys on 12 and 15. Spieth will play his final two holes tomorrow before (hopefully) the second round is played. The three leaders, Rick Lamb, Joel Dahmen, and Seung-Yul Noh, all finished their rounds. Dahmen made seven birdies, but was held back by a trio of birdies. Noh had four birdies and no bogeys, and Lamb made bogey on the 4th hole before going 5-under over his next seven holes. Tim Wilkinson and Nick Watney were both tied with Spieth at -3 through 13 holes when play was suspended Thursday. World #1 Jason Day completed his round at -2, and world #4 Dustin Johnson was -1 through 16 when play was suspended. 4-time champ Phil Mickelson was -4 through eight holes before a bit of a blowup on the back nine, finishing the day at -1 through 17 holes.
The Tiger line is classic.