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.
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:
Well.. I’m glad that wasn’t a dream
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) April 13, 2015
— Brian Wacker (@pgatour_brianw) April 14, 2015
Best selfie ever? Best selfie ever. pic.twitter.com/1t3FAgwpYm
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 14, 2015
Perk of being Masters champion: Valet service from Matt Lauer. Follow along behind the scenes of Jordan Spieth's me… pic.twitter.com/xPuRVsSANC
— QuietOnTheTee (@QuietOnTheTee) April 14, 2015
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) April 14, 2015
— GOLF.com (@golf_com) April 14, 2015
— Sir Nick Faldo (@NickFaldo006) April 13, 2015
— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) April 13, 2015
Hey @JordanSpieth – congrats. Now…any chance you could give Chuck some pointers?!
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 13, 2015
— The Open (@TheOpen) April 12, 2015