Heading into Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open, things were looking bleak for Jordan Spieth.
At four shots over par, Spieth was tied for 30th and wasn’t likely candidate to bring home the win. He did manage to make headlines, however. Prior to his final round, Spieth and his caddy posted a picture with Stephen Curry’s latest Under Armour Shoes. In his tweet, Spieth said he planned to wear the highly controversial shoes.
Michael and I bringing the @stephencurry30 "straight
While Spieth’s decision to wear the shoes isn’t all that important to his golf game, it did help bring some attention himself and the brand he represents — Under Armour. In 2015, Spieth signed a 10-year endorsement deal with Under Armour. As seen in the tweet, Spieth is almost always seen with the UA logo.
Spieth also brought more eyes to a shoe that has already been well-talked about. People on Twitter have had a lot of fun with Curry’s new shoes. Many have joked that the shoes are more fit for fathers, but Curry has come out and defended his shoes.
Unfortunately for Spieth, the shoes did not pay off. He finished his disappointing tournament with five-over-par 75 on Sunday. And while Spieth was playing his final round, Twitter had some shots to take at Spieth and the shoes.
— Everyone's Grudge (@paulengelhard) June 19, 2016
You mean to go play bingo later?
— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonPGA) June 19, 2016