Spieth tackles 'God or science' question from juniors


Sometimes the toughest questions can come from the smallest packages.

After completing his news conference Tuesday at the Australian Open, Jordan Spieth headed to a junior clinic on the range at The Australian Golf Club, where approximately 60 youngsters were waiting for him. After a few questions about Australian sports, Spieth was reportedly asked by an 11- or 12-year-old, "Do you believe in God, or do you believe in science?"

"God," Spieth said with a smile, adding, "That sure was an interesting one."

Spieth is back in Oz to defend his Australian Open title, which he won by six shots a year ago. Prior to arriving on the tournament grounds, he said that he visited both Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath for casual rounds on two of Australia's most famed "sand belt" layouts.

Among the field facing Spieth this week is 56-year-old Peter Senior, who won this event in 2012 and captured the Australian Masters on Sunday. At age 22, Spieth doesn't envision a career that matches Senior's in terms of longevity.

"I think when I'm 56 I may be on a beach somewhere where nobody knows where I am," he said.