Jordan Spieth is known for being one of the nicest players on the PGA Tour, and the former Masters champion reinforced that on Thursday when he called out a fan for chatting during his putting stroke. Spieth was polite throughout the entire interaction, even as it was apparent the fans were betting on whether or not Spieth would knock in the putt.
On the 12th hole of the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Spieth rolled in a short range par-putt and then promptly walked over to the back side of the green.
There, he approached the fan in question, who Spieth heard wagering while he was busy hitting his putt.
“I appreciate you exchanging money,” Spieth was heard saying. “I would be doing the same thing, but just hearing you gambling off the back of the green.”
“Sorry about that,” said the fan.
“All good man,” Spieth replied.
Spieth then gave the fan, and another man who we assume was his betting partner, fist bumps before heading to the next green.
Perhaps the best part of the interaction is that the three-time major champion admitted he related to the noisy fan: Spieth noted that he’d be wagering as well if he were a spectator at the event.
If there is anyone who could scold a fan for live-betting too loudly while simultaneously being so amiable, it’s Spieth. His first round, and presumably more live-betting within the gallery, continued Thursday afternoon.