Why does Jordan Spieth hide his trophies in his room?

Sharon Wong
Source: Golf Digest
Source: Golf Digest

Most people would consider themselves pretty humble guys if they didn’t brag about their achievements in public, but as ever, Jordan Spieth goes above and beyond the call of decency even in the privacy of his own home. There would be nothing amiss about proudly displaying his trophies in his living room, but Jordan prefers to keep them well out of sight of anyone who drops by.

“Right now I have everything from this past year, every one of the trophies, jacket, whatever, just sitting in my room. And I have a place in my house with a pool table where I have other stuff. I have my first John Deere trophy and Rookie of the Year and whatever. But the jacket, the U.S Open Trophy, they are sitting in different places in my room. It’s just I feel uncomfortable if it’s all out in the open. I don’t know why; I just do. I’ve just always been that way. I’m not searching to get back to normality by any means, but I feel like maybe that’s how I am. I don’t know, it’s hard for me to say.”

For someone who’s uncomfortable with the spotlight, Jordan Spieth wears a persona that seems very much at ease in the public eye. Perhaps this is because he keeps his focus firmly trained upon the process of winning instead of the prize. A true mark of greatness?

“When you achieve those goals and have those trophies in your possession, that’s what’s important to me, not showing to, other people already know that I won. So what good does it do for me to have my friends over and just flaunt it in their face? Just keep it in my room and go for the next one.”