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Nice job by AT&T and Jordan Spieth for making this fun and cool opportunity happen. I especially love this because I’m a massive Spelling Bee nerd — ever since I was a little kid, but clearly didn’t have the abilities of the best in the country!

But I digress. After 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar was crowned co-champion of the National Spelling Bee Contest, Jordan heard that golf was Jairam’s favorite sport and that he was his favorite player.  So, he invited him out to The Barclays at Bethpage Black in Jairam’s home state of New York –- and to participate in a friendly putting/spelling competition.

Spoiler: Good thing Jordan is such a great putter!!!

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Spieth Mosaic Overhead

Jordan Spieth obviously has had an incredible year — winning the first two majors of the season at the Masters and the U.S. Open, notching five victories on the PGA Tour, including the Tour Championship and the year-long FedEx Cup race, not to mention being named PGA Tour Player of the Year. The list goes on.

Well, AT&T, one of Spieth’s sponsors, decided to celebrate the 22-year-old Texan with a giant mosaic of the golfer’s likeness that was made with 24,152 golf balls at Main Street Gardens in downtown Dallas. 

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PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem gets ready to address 156 of his bosses

On Tuesday evening at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods hadn’t arrived on the grounds yet, but the other 150-some players gathered together for the mandatory players meeting. Even though Tiger’s fallen from grace (and to No. 3 in the world rankings), he still doesn’t show up to bureaucratic-ordered time suckers. Some things never change! However, Phil Mickelson, who is often missing, managed to squeeze it in his schedule.

According to two PGA Tour members (separately) who wish to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, Tuesday’s gathering was unusually short and tame (it’s early in the season and most everyone is fat, rich and happy!). One player actually stayed awake for most of the meeting and gave me the rundown via the phone. Here are the highlights, some of which Commissioner Tim Finchem touched on during his chat with the press corps:

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