After tying for second place in the magical Master’s Tournament, Jordan Spieth is officially on the superstar fast track. Last fall, I speculated that Jordan would take the PGA by storm, because of his poise and humility. Read here.
Jordan attributes his sister with giving him and his brother Steven, a college basketball player, perspective. Jordan says how much Ellie, who was born with special needs, keeps him and his family humbled and very grounded. Jordan says that when he has a bad round of golf, Ellie is the first one to give him a hug, and that makes everything else less important.
That’s the beauty of having a relationship with people with disabilities. Their challenges help everyone around them to live more in the moment, and appreciate the little things in life. There is great joy in learning that lesson. As Jordan says during a competition, things slow down and keep him in the moment.
Now about that Bubba Watson victory, and those mind blowing creative shots. Does anyone else think that if he were tested, perhaps he would fall somewhere on the autism spectrum?