Days After Recovering From Deadly COVID-19, Spieth Shoots 63 To Lead Byron Nelson

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth hits on 14th hole during round one of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 13, 2021 in McKinney, TX. (Photo by Matthew Stockman via Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth caught the super deadly COVID-19 virus just three weeks ago, and yet only 14 days after recovering from the toxic virus the 27-year old star shot a 63 and shares the lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

It may be one of the greatest comebacks in golf since Ben Hogan returned from a near fatal car accident in 1949.

Just think we were a year ago: we locked down the country, we killed the greatest economy in history, we canceled everything – including sports, we changed voting laws to allow mail-in voting – all to avoid the killer virus.

(I mean, if it weren’t a once-in-a-lifetime deadly virus, we would have just focused on protecting the elderly and health-compromised among us while offering guidance on prevention to the healthy, right?)

So for Spieth to overcome what was basically a death sentence is really mind boggling.

And then shoot a 63?


“So all in all, yeah, I was a little surprised by kind of picking right back up,” said Spieth, who tried to downplay the deadly virus earlier this week, strangely making his symptoms and recovery sound like the flu.

“Really started on No. 1. I had nerves on No. 1 like it’s the first shot of the season.

“I didn’t practice for three weeks straight and then — which is very unusual. Normally two days off is the most during a season, and then just starting back into it.

“So I was pretty nervous on the first tee and getting started. To make the birdie there was kind of cool. It’s almost like the nerves that you feel first shot at a major, Ryder Cup, and just to make a birdie just calmly, it was — I thought that gave me a lot the confidence to start out today.”



  1. Seriously, this is the worst, overly dramatic reporting I have ever seen. It is a deadly virus but it isn’t a death sentence for everyone. This certainly isn’t some amazing comeback. He didn’t ‘strangely’ downplay his symptoms, he had mild symptoms. Give me a break.


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