As if battling a rain-soaked course and gusting winds weren't difficult enough, playing partners Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler also had to dodge a golf ball with an earplug attached to it at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Jordan Spieth got in a quick nine holes before dark Tuesday at Oakmont Country Club, then went out after a late dinner in the grill room and putted on the practice green with his agent and a few friends till 11 p.m. Then came the real fun.
Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth's not quite ready to say he's over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ended with him slipping the green jacket on Danny Willett following an ugly and very public collapse.
Having put his Masters collapse behind him with positive reassurance from "some of the greatest athletes in the world," Jordan Spieth said he is excited to check Oakmont Country Club off his bucket list when he plays a practice round there Wednesday as the defending U.S. Open champion.
The summer schedule for NBC and Golf Channel is not finalized, though this much is clear: There won't be another summer like this one from the number of big events to two premier tournaments that the networks have never broadcast.