Unfortunately for Jordan Spieth, he's going bald at an early age. (It happened to me, too, starting at 15. Now I'm bald and beautiful. It's fine. Totally fine.)
Even more unfortunate is that he's the 21-year-old Masters champion and everyone has now seen him without a hat. It's male pattern baldness. But it gives him an older, more distinguished look. However, it leaves him open to some pretty easy bald jokes.
A tired Spieth shot 3-over 73 in Round 1 of the RBC Heritage on Thursday, and, after the round, he said that wasn't an excuse -- with a slight jab at defending champion and playing partner Matt Kuchar.
"My legs are a little tired, but all in all that happens," Spieth said. "I played four‑week stretches I feel that, and it normally doesn’t affect anything. So it was just an off‑day. Kuchar is older than me, and he’s at the end of a four‑week stretch. And he kicked my butt today, so I’ve got some work to do.”
Kuchar, who was aware of what Spieth said, had a post-round zinger in response.
“I may be older, but we have similar hairlines," he said.
And Kooch had a way better hair line at 23. Here's a picture of him after the 2002 Honda Classic.