As if it weren’t bad enough for Jordan Spieth to have to go through what he did on the par-3 12th at the 2016 Masters, he then made a mini-comeback before ultimately falling short of catching eventual winner Danny Willett.
Then, Spieth, the defending champion, had to put the green jacket on Willett not once, but twice — in the televised ceremony in Butler Cabin and in the presentation on the practice green. Yeesh.
And, of course, Spieth couldn’t simply just give Willett the jacket twice. His demeanor had to be criticized (just search Twitter, you’ll see the pictures). And, too, apparently was his hair line.
A number of folks weighed in social media, thinking that the 22-year-old had some hair plugs put in or a hair transplant done to fight a receding hair line. There is some visual evidence to suggest that might have been the case. It could also be that Spieth had grown his hair longer, had it combed a different way or it was matted down from the Sunday round.
Even if Spieth did have a hair transplant done, why the hell not? The guy is 22. I went bald starting at 15 — thought it took until about 19 to finally get bad — and I’ve got full-on male-pattern baldness. I shave my head. For seven months of the year, I have a two-tone head thanks to having to wear a hat every time I go outside. On a cosmetic level, avoiding that look with a hair transplant would be great. On a practical level, I could worry less about potentially getting skin cancer on my head.
So, if Spieth did get some hair moved around, great. If not? Whatever.