Jordan Spieth laughs off media criticism

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  • Jordan Spieth can't help but read up on himself on social media
  • Isn't impressed with pictures that accompany some articles
  • Will be looking to return to form after consecutive missed cuts
JORDAN SPIETH

Like the vast majority of 22-year-olds these days, Jordan Spieth is active on social media, most notably Twitter and Instagram.

And like any sports and golf fanatic, he follows accounts such as Golf Digest, Golf Channel and ESPN. So when the two-time major winner missed back-to-back cuts for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it seemed as though his game was falling apart – or at least according to some media companies.

“I don’t search out comments or stuff that’s posted about me but I follow Golf Digest, Golf Channel, ESPN, so in your feed you see it come up,” said Spieth, who will be looking to return to form at the BMW Championship.

"It’s not the most flattering of pictures that happen when you’re not playing well!" - Jordan Spieth

“It’s actually amazing the amount of pictures photographers must take to get these crazy reactions when you don’t think anyone is there to capture it. It’s not the most flattering of pictures that happen when you’re not playing well!

“I'm not aware of the specifics on what Joe sitting on his couch in Montana thinks about my golf game, but it's interesting how it's a what can you do for me now when the spotlight is on. I'm that way with sports teams, so why can't people be that way with me?”

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But does all the back and forth in the media surrounding his game affect Spieth too much?

“Everyone has their opinions, and the hardest thing for me to do is to not react to that,” said Spieth. “Two weeks ago everyone said, you're the best there is, you're the best in the world. Then Jason wins, Jason is the best in the world, man, he's awesome. Then Rickie wins. Rickie wasn't even what you guys were talking about. You guys were talking about me, Rory and Jason. Rickie wins, and all of a sudden people are coming out of their igloos and they're saying, man, that's my guy.

“The more I can smile and laugh about that – you have true fans, there's no doubt, and I love true fans and I'm happy to take any bandwagon fans there are for me. It's just interesting from our point of view seeing what's published, I guess.”

Jordan Spieth tees off alongside Day and Fowler at 11.53am local time [5.53pm UK time].

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