Spieth delights in pro-am with 'role design' Manning

 

Jordan Spieth vowed to have more fun on the golf course prior to last week's Dean & DeLuca Invitational.He began with a pro-am round with Bill Murray and followed it up by winning on Sunday at Colonial.This week at the Memorial Tournament, Spieth was signed up with by another pro-am partner with lots of star power Peyton Manning.

 

"I think he's most likely a much better guy than he ever was a football player, which is saying a lot," Spieth said.The two superstars teed off Wednesday morning in front of a big crowd that included lots of fans in blue Indianapolis Colts and orange Denver Broncos jerseys.Spieth's bro, Steven, worked as his caddie during the pro-am, while his full-time caddie, Michael Greller, walked along and did his homework on Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village.

 

Manning, who has a single-digit handicap and has actually played in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, impressed the crowds in Dublin with a number of thriving drives. According to the Wall Street Journal, Manning even offered golf lessons to new colleagues as a way to construct chemistry.

 

Spieth didn't dive into exactly what they spoke about on the course, however it was clear the two-time Super Bowl champ left quite an impression."He's a fantastic role model for me to have and for anyone to have, for everything he does."