The Americans took home the Ryder Cup over the weekend beating Europe for the first time since 2008. The 17-11 victory over Europe was their biggest rout in 35 years at the Ryder Cup.
Jordan Spieth and his teammate Patrick Reed put up 2.5 points to the American victory, but the duo also contributed an interesting storyline going into the final round.
Rumors were flying around prior to Sunday’s round that Spieth had an injured hand and may have to pull out of the Ryder Cup.
Fortunately for the Americans, the injury wasn’t serious and Spieth ended up finishing the tournament. Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis reported that Spieth “tweaked a few of his fingers, kind of just sprained them just a little bit, nothing major.”
But what caused this injury? Excessive high-fiving.
After Reed’s hole-out eagle on the 6th hole on Saturday’s, the fives, both high and low, were flying all over the place. And Spieth became the victim of a ferocious hand-to-hand slap.
That first low-five is the slap in question.
According to Lewis, Spieth had some treatment on his finger and was “good to go” for Sunday.
To prevent a similar injury in the future, Jordan should add some high-fiving to his regimen.