Jordan Spieth sets bar high for hole-outs from off the green in 2016
By Doug Ferguson
Jordan Spieth and caddie Michael Greller have made a bet each of their three years together. Greller sets a number of times Spieth must hole out from off the green, and if he surpasses the number, Greller has to take him out for dinner. Of course, Spieth gets to invite anyone he wants, and last year in San Diego there were about 20 guests on Greller's tab.
Based on what he did last year, the new number for Spieth to beat is 20. Only it doesn't start next week at Kapalua.
"He talked me into starting in Australia," Greller said, shaking his head.
Spieth holed out with an 8-iron on the 17th hole at the Australian Open earlier this month. A week later, Spieth made a hole-in-one at Albany Golf Club on his second hole of the Hero World Challenge.
Alas, there was one sliver of good news.
"He wanted anything over 100 yards to count as double," Greller said in the Bahamas. "So it would be four if I had gone for that."
Holing out in the majors, however, still counts double.
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