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- Jordan Spieth rents two houses at The Masters, one for relaxing with family and friends and one for when he needs to focus or sleep.
- It appears that most other golfers only rent one house.
- Spieth followed this strategy in 2015 when he went on to win The Masters.
Jordan Spieth has a unique competitive advantage at The Masters – two houses.
Speaking on The Buffet Podcast, golf writer for The Action Network Jason Sobel said, “Jordan Spieth and his team get two houses. They’re right down the street from each other, there’s a party house, and friends and family are there . . . it’s a great place for Jordan to go after a round and decompress and get away from the golf and not even have to think about The Masters.
“But he also has this other house. Which is just his . . . he’s able to go there, and focus, whether it’s before the round or after the round, he can at least be alone, he can get away from all those other people.”
According to Brian Wacker of PGATour.com, the quiet house is also for sleeping, and the “party house” is for fun and is a golf-free zone.
“The other is for fun, Wacker wrote. “The place he can hang out in and enjoy time with his parents, brother, friends and anyone else in town from Dallas this week. If he walks into the latter and golf is on television, someone immediately changes the channel. It doesn’t matter if it’s turned to lawn darts or HGTV. Anything but golf.”
And in Sobel’s view, this setup gives Spieth “a big advantage,” one that he says he hasn’t heard many other golfers imitate.
“Most guys get one house . . . ” he said. “And they’ll have the wife and kids, and they’ll have maybe the agent, maybe another player even, and just other people around.”
But to Sobel, shelling out an extra twenty or thirty thousand dollars to rent another house is a no-brainer when it could result in a higher finish – and a bigger payday.
“I’m surprised that more haven’t figured out the fact that Jordan does it . . . and maybe I should do it too,” said Sobel.
Spieth has been following this strategy since 2015 when he won The Masters in dominant fashion and became the second-youngest golfer ever to win the prestigious tournament, so this strategy has apparently paid off for him. Perhaps if he wins again in 2018 more golfers will start following suit.
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