The best golfer in the world has joined his buddy in claiming winning a Ryder Cup is a top priority. Just a couple of weeks after Justin Thomas said he’d prefer a Ryder Cup win this year over a major, Jordan Spieth is backing him up and I freaking love it!
Before the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Spieth told media members:
“We’re tired of hearing about changes that need to be made. We’re tired of hearing about the past, and we’re ready to believe in a younger, more hungry team going forward.”
I feel like Carroll O’Connor in Kelly’s Heroes when I read that!
“Go team. GO! GO!”
That’s huge coming from the number one ranked golfer in the world. With Spieth clearly wanting a Ryder Cup, and up-and-comers like Thomas claiming that’s their primary goal for the season, others are more than likely to follow them and echo the same sentiments.
“We are all going to listen to our captain. We are going to listen to our assistant captains, and they are going to listen to us,” said Spieth, saying the Ryder Cup was a “huge goal” that was “possibly at the very top of the list” for 2016.
YES! I love it.
“You’ve got guys like Brooks [Koepka] and Justin [Thomas] and Patrick [Reed], a number of guys who are young, fiery, have good success in different team environments going back to their amateur and junior days,” Spieth said.
“It’s a different animal in the Ryder Cup. If we can continue what we’ve been doing over this past kind of year in young American golf, we’re going to go in and get in that team room and be pretty excited about who is next to us.”
While some don’t like the “rah rah” attitude of this generation celebrating the wins of their peers because they actually care and aren’t just putting on a front, I do.
This is no longer the era of “me me me” that we saw while Tiger was dominating. Sure these guys want to beat the crap out of each other when they’re on the course, but in the end, they’re buddies who are going to be playing against each other for years to come.
Hopefully it’ll help the U.S. Ryder Cup team right the ship.