Jordan Spieth gets testy with CBS camera after meltdown
Jordan Spieth got testy with a camera person from CBS’ staff in the final round of the Masters on Sunday.
Spieth went from holding a comfortable lead in the final round to recording consecutive bogeys and then a seven on the 12th hole to blow his lead at Augusta National. By the time he was done with his round — a 1-over 73, Spieth was so done with the media.
As he was clearing off the course, he tried to block his face and said “just not in the face, if you guys don’t mind, please.”
It finally happened, Jordan Spieth is the first athlete to defend himself against the Crying MJ meme https://t.co/DojxetLimk
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 10, 2016
Though it was a polite request from Spieth — and certainly an understandable one — part of being one of the most famous golfers on tour and competing for a major title is dealing with the media and fans at all times on the course.
Spieth is extremely well liked and has a very strong public image, so he will probably get a pass for this. Maybe he was just trying to avoid becoming a meme much like what happened here.