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Cameron Jourdan

Jordan Spieth pulls a Tony Romo, calls Scottie Scheffler’s chip-in eagle on live TV

Jordan Spieth is never quiet on the golf course.

He’s known for talking to himself and his caddie, Michael Greller, plenty during a round, often providing entertaining commentary. On Friday during Golf Channel’s telecast of the 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Spieth put on a headset and joined Smylie Kaufman for “Happy Hour” near the 16th green to call golf for more than half an hour.

Spieth, who sits 1 under through 36 holes, talked about myriad topics, including angles, shots players faced and his shenanigans with Kaufman and fellow buddies Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler.

However, his best moment came when the camera switched to world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler chipping for eagle on the par-5 12th hole.

“I’d take a chance on this one scaring the hole,” Spieth says as Scheffler takes his strike, copying former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who especially early in his broadcasting career for CBS made predictions that came true.

And you guessed it, Scheffler made it.

“You’re 1 for 1 in making predictions,” Kaufman said after the shot.

Spieth added: “I’m assuming that was live? I didn’t hear anything in my ears, so that was fortunate.”

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