Following his historic victory at the Masters on Sunday, Jordan Spieth flew to NYC for the traditional post-victory media lap. On Monday night he appeared on one of the final episodes of Late Show with David Letterman, where he spoke about his incredible win. Naturally, Spieth looked at ease in the spotlight.
Letterman quipped, “At one point, you were 19-under, is that even legal?” Jordan cracked back, “I think you have to be 21…”
Spieth added: “At that point I wasn’t looking at leaderboards. I was just trying to challenge myself on each hole.”
The iconic host also asked Spieth about finishing runner-up to Bubba Watson at last year’s Masters.
“Last year, I watched Bubba Watson, a deserving champion, walk up that 18th green with the win, watched him walk up to the patrons giving him a standing ovation, and that was tough,” Spieth said. “I definitely had a chip on my shoulder and wanted to experience that myself.”
After the somewhat disappointing runner-up finish, Letterman wondered if Spieth couldn’t wait to return the following year (this year) to give it another shot.
“I wanted to come back the next day, but I had to wait a year,” said Spieth, laughing.
Well, it was worth the wait.
Earlier, Spieth posted a video on Twitter of himself warming up for his spot on Letterman’s show.
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) April 14, 2015
In related news, the Empire State Building — which Spieth visited during his whirlwind tour in NYC — even commemorated Spieth’s extraordinary victory. (It was very cool to get home last night and see it in person!)
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) April 13, 2015