AUGUSTA, Ga. – In just his second Masters, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth appears to be playing Augusta National like a salty veteran, which shouldn’t be a surprise considering who he is taking advice from this week.
Spieth, who leads by four strokes after a third-round 70, played a nine-hole practice round with Ben Crenshaw on Wednesday and his caddie, Michael Greller, huddled with Crenshaw’s longtime looper before Saturday’s round to go over the yardage book.
Greller said he sat down with Carl Jackson, who caddied for Crenshaw at both of his Masters’ victories, for 45 minutes on Saturday and the two talked about every hole.
“We talked about some of his memories when they were in the mix,” Greller said. “It was like sitting down with Michael Jordan and talking about the NBA Finals.”
It’s interesting that the best advice Greller said he received from Jackson was not having to be perfect.
“I think you need to allow a certain amount of grace out here. You’re not going to get it right every time,” Greller said.