Jim Tucker talks to Jordan Spieth instructor and Australian Cameron McCormick about why his pupil is returning again to this week's Australian Open golf.
In a nutshell, Spieth has taken to the area as a great place to kick off his season and enjoy the land Down under while pursuing a title with a fantastic history.
“The tournament is not getting a top player on a holiday because we’re talking about a kid who loves golf history.
“With those names, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and others, on the trophy it’s definitely not just another event for Jordan. He doesn’t come here for second.”
McCormick gave an insight into Spieth lapping up Australia away from the spotlight with restaurant visits on Sydney Harbour, tackling a rip at Bondi Beach and slipping away for some bucket list golf.
“I’ve got to say the funniest afternoon on the 2015 trip was Jordan and (caddie) Michael (Greller) bodysurfing at Bondi and being shocked at the extent of the rip when slightly outside the flags,” McCormick said with a chuckle.
McCormick will also be on the bag as regular Spieth looper Michael Greller celebrates a new addition to his life:
WILL TEE-UP @JordanSpieth @UnderArmour without regular caddy Michael Greller on the bag for @GolfAust #AusOpenGolf— Genius of Golf (@TOURMISS) November 19, 2017
Caddy will be coach @CMcCormickGolf carrying the clubs with Greller in 🇺🇸 with wife & new baby 💪👍 pic.twitter.com/JaipaEwh6T
Spieth's title defense starts Thursday (Wednesday in the U.S.) at The Australian Golf Club with Golf Channel coverage commencing at 8 pm ET.
**We discussed on Morning Drive: