KAPALUA, Hawaii – What do you get the man who, seemingly, has everything? A pingpong table.
The golf world was Jordan Spieth’s oyster a year ago, yet he didn’t have the one thing he felt he needed to complete his Dallas home.
Spieth’s parents took care of that and delivered the goods for Christmas.
“It was really hard to put together. It was really heavy, it’s got to be legit,” Spieth said Tuesday at Kapalua in advance of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. “But we put it together, me and my dad. We had the screws out, we had the toolbox out, and we unpacked it and put it together.”
Now, oddly, Spieth has access to two pingpong tables.
His roommate Alex Moon, a former University of Texas player who spent a bulk of his time on the PGA Tour’s Latinoamerica circuit in 2015, got a table as a Christmas gift.
It’s a problem that Spieth and Moon already have remedied.
“Indoor and outdoor,” Spieth quipped.
The new gift should give Spieth plenty of practice so that he can excel in the legendary pingpong matches in the U.S. team rooms at the Ryder and Presidents cups.
“(Matt Kuchar) is hard (to beat), Phil (Mickelson) is all talk now,” Spieth said. “Phil is good, but not that great. He’s great in doubles.”