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Jordan Spieth surprises Ben Crenshaw

The praise for Jordan Spieth seems never-ending following his popular Masters victory on Sunday, and no one seems more pleased than Spieth’s mentor, Ben Crenshaw. Spieth had a whirlwind media tour on Tuesday throughout New York, but carved out 5 minutes to surprise Crenshaw during the 2-time Masters Champion’s SiriusXM Radio show, Crenshaw on Golf.

According to the producers, who took us behind the scenes with this video, they knew Jordan was going to call in during the show, but decided not to let Ben in on that part of the rundown, introducing the caller as “Jordan from New York.”

It’s tough to hear Jordan’s end of the conversation – turn your volume all the way up and you can make out most of it – but the emotion in Gentle Ben’s voice is evident. And as the conversation continues, so too is Crenshaw’s pride. Spieth is every bit as gracious here as he has been all week, addresses “Mr. Crenshaw” and speaks about winning at Ben’s final Masters.

Finally, at around 4:20 we find out another nice detail. That green jacket? Turns out it’s also pretty comfortable.

UPDATE: Here is the video updated with with full sound:

Jordan Speith clip w/full sound

Posted by Crenshaw on Golf on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Everybody really, REALLY likes Jordan Spieth – The Best Tweets

An odd thing happened on Sunday afternoon.

No, not Jordan Spieth’s historic Masters performance. That wasn’t odd. By Thursday afternoon, anyone who knows anything about golf probably had a feeling that it was only the beginning of what we all eventually witnessed on Sunday.

The odd thing was what happened after a simple Facebook post we made on Sunday evening, right around the time Spieth was walking up the 18th fairway. We posted a video of a 14-year-old Spieth talking about his ultimate goal – winning The Masters.

It took off.

Not a bad goal at 14 years old.

Posted by Pinehurst Resort on Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

As we wrote this, that Facebook post had been shared more than 130 times and had reached more than 55,000 Facebook users. It seems golf fans…err, patrons have a new favorite player.

So we checked Twitter again.

Yes, something is happening right before our eyes. The kid is beloved, and we are seeing the love affair blossom in real time.

Everybody really, REALLY likes Jordan Spieth. Here is just a sampling of the best tweets to prove it:

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Watch a 14-year-old Jordan Spieth talk about winning The Masters

Perhaps we should add “soothsayer” to Jordan Spieth’s repertoire? Seen in this Dallas TV news piece, check out Spieth’s “ultimate goal” – from when he was 14 years old.

 

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Enjoy complimentary pimento cheese sandwiches while watching the Masters at Pinehurst

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It’s a Southern delicacy that’s become synonymous with the Masters: the pimento cheese sandwich.

If you can’t make it to Augusta to savor one in person, you can enjoy the tradition here at Pinehurst. We’re serving up complimentary pimento cheese sandwiches during television coverage of the tournament.

Stop by any of our dining venues to watch the Masters and snack on our own version of the pimento cheese sandwich. We suggest washing it down with a cold beer or sweet tea, you really can’t go wrong with either.

Here’s a look at the TV schedule:

3 to 7:30 p.m Friday: Second round (ESPN)
3 to 7 p.m. Saturday: Third round (CBS)
2 to 7 p.m. Sunday: Fourth round (CBS)

If you’re hankering for a pimento cheese sandwich year round, Golf Magazine has provided the recipe to create your own Masters-style version. Click here to view it.

Oh, and just for fun watch The State’s video from the Masters.

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The best thing from Round 1 of The Masters?

This may be the best thing you see from the first round of The Masters all day.

Great, great work by Adam Sarson, one of the must-follows on Twitter, who puts together a gif capturing the honorary tee shots of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player along with their matching tee shots from 1965.

For video of the entire ceremony – and to hear the jokes by Arnold and Jack – watch it here:

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