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
Jordan Spieth will remember this walk forever. pic.twitter.com/46MLOLSgnP
— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) April 12, 2015
Congrats to Jordan Spieth unreal how good he is #thatshowyougripitandripit
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) April 13, 2015
A class performance @JordanSpieth. Well done!
— Tom Watson (@TomWatsonPGA) April 13, 2015
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) April 13, 2015
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) April 13, 2015
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) April 13, 2015
Congrats to my buddy @JordanSpieth. Welcome to the “club”!! Beyond deserving and beyond impressive. Mature and classy. True champ!
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) April 13, 2015
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) April 13, 2015
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 13, 2015
— Lydia Ko (@Lko424) April 12, 2015
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) April 12, 2015
AWESOME @JordanSpieth! Very much deserved 1st major! Great player and great guy! 😉
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) April 12, 2015
Legendary performance @jordanspieth!! Congrats
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 12, 2015
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) April 13, 2015