Spieth enjoys pro-am with 'role model' Manning


DUBLIN, Ohio – Jordan Spieth vowed to have more fun on the golf course before last week's Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

He started with a pro-am round with Bill Murray and followed it up by winning on Sunday at Colonial.

This week at the Memorial Tournament, Spieth was joined by another pro-am partner with plenty of star power – Peyton Manning.

"I think he's probably a better guy than he ever was a football player, which is saying a lot," Spieth said.

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The two superstars teed off Wednesday morning in front of a huge crowd that included plenty of fans in blue Indianapolis Colts and orange Denver Broncos jerseys.

Spieth's brother, Steven, served as his caddie during the pro-am, while his full-time caddie, Michael Greller, walked along and did his homework on Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village.

Manning, who has a single-digit handicap and has played in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, impressed the crowds in Dublin with several booming drives. According to the Wall Street Journal, Manning even gave golf lessons to new teammates as a way to build chemistry.

Spieth didn't dive into what they talked about on the course, but it was clear the two-time Super Bowl champion left quite an impression.

"He's a fantastic role model for me to have and for anyone to have, for everything he does."