Newly-minted Masters champ Jordan Spieth is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, an allegiance that has led to a few casual rounds with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
While Romo is hardly a hack - a 2009 Golf Digest survey listed him with a plus-3.3 handicap, and he advanced out of local qualifying for the 2010 U.S. Open - the 34-year-old apparently overestimates his skills when it comes to his matches with Spieth.
"The good news is, he doesn't swallow his pride and take a lot of strokes. He likes to play, you know, maybe two or three a side," Spieth told Jim Rome on a recent episode of "Rome on Showtime." "I'm normally on the winning end of that one."
Keep in mind that even offering two shots per side, Spieth would have still finished ahead of 28 players who made the cut at the Masters, including Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson - the three green jacket recipients that preceded him. That cushion probably isn't enough, then, for a guy who makes his living on the gridiron and plays golf on the side, and the outcomes of the Spieth-Romo matches appear to follow a predictable pattern.
"Oh man, I don't know. I can't even count that high," Spieth said when asked how much money he has won from the quarterback. "He's a good friend and a great competitor, so we have a good time out there."