Jordan Spieth and Lexi Thompson visited New York on Monday as part of a media blitz for youth golf and the upcoming Drive, Chip and Putt National Championship at Augusta National Golf Club.
Spieth wore his green jacket as the defending champion of the Masters, as you can see from this photograph tweeted by Thompson earlier in the day.
— Lexi Thompson (@Lexi) March 14, 2016
And we'd be remiss if we didn't include one from Jordan, as well:
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) March 14, 2016
Since then, the U.S. hasn't relinquished its hold on the trophy. The 2016 Junior Ryder Cup will be held Sept. 26-27 at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn., and the selection process for the U.S. Squad has already been announced.
Here's a look back some of the highlights from the 2014 event:
The greens at Innisbrook Resort and Club have been stingy all week, as evidenced by the low scores to par and struggles by even the leading contenders.
But Charl Schwartzel showed Sunday at the par-3 13th hole that they can be mastered. Facing a putt of some 64 feet -- nearly from one end of the green to the other -- he stepped up and hit a marvelous shot.
It was putts like that that kept Schwartzel in the hunt with the holes winding down Sunday in the final round of the Valspar Championship.
In case anyone forgot, last year's final round of the Valspar Championship was, well, exciting to say the least.
Jordan Spieth, the not-yet-No. 1 player in golf, had a putt on 18 to save par and make it into a three-way playoff.
He sinks the putt, of course.
So Spieth, Patrick Reed and Sean O'Hair went to sudden death.
Then these three holes of dramatic golf.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 13, 2016
Here's hoping for another thrilling final round at Innisbrook.
Here's some of the highlights from earlier in the week:
The par-5 14th wasn't going excessively well for Just Thomas Saturday.
His second shot sent a spectator sprawling. (Said spectator was not hurt and got a golf glove/handshake from Thomas.)
Thomas' third stroke ended up on some scruffy downhill rough, just off the green.
Now his fourth, which honestly seemed to happen in slow motion.
The birdie took him to 3-under for the tournament.
Someone who also showed their pro-game on the 14th?
Jordan Spieth with this snake-like putt.
Game on Snake Pit. Game on.
If you were within a few holes of 14 when Jordan Spieth stepped in to his putt for eagle, you probably heard the crowd's roar.
Spieth had already battled back to make the cut after shooting a 76 in the opening round.
Then Saturday he started doing things like this on what was shaping up to be a very fast Moving Day.
That putt helped him to a 4-under on the day and 2-under for the tournament.