The trust between Jordan Spieth and swing coach Cameron McCormick is what has kept the two together for 10 years.
I am such a big fan of Jordan Spieth. He just seems to have it all…..a fantastic golfer and a great person on and off the course. Here is a clip about him and his trusted swing coach Cameron McCormick. PGA Tour
Cameron McCormick knows the date. Not because it’s another fact stored in his encyclopedic brain, but because he’s been asked about it so many times. That was the date the Australian instructor gave his first lesson to the 12-year-old wunderkind from Dallas.
It was the date he met Jordan Spieth.
“I speak about it on a fairly regular basis,” McCormick said. “(It) was the date my life changed, I guess.”
Their relationship has lasted a decade. Spieth has won two majors and a FedExCup. McCormick was recognized as last year’s PGA of America Teacher of the Year.
This week’s AT&T Byron Nelson is Spieth’s hometown event, the tournament where many people heard his name for the first time. He was just 16 years old when he contended in the final round in 2010; he finished 16th, six shots behind winner Jason Day.
McCormick and Spieth had their first lesson less than 10 miles from TPC Four Seasons Resort, the site of this week’s event. McCormick was the director of instruction out of Dallas’ Brook Hollow Country Club when he was introduced to the player who would become his most famous student. He’d been a golf instructor for about 5 1/2 years when Jordan’s father Shawn called to ask for lessons for his son.
“(Cameron) wanted to have a conversation even before he wanted to see me hit shots. He wanted to know who I am, what my goals are,” Jordan Spieth said. “I thought that he was so passionate about (teaching) that we could continue to grow together.”
They’re having the same conversations a decade later.
“Being with him for that amount of time, you have another level of trust,” Spieth said. “We’ve kind of seen almost everything now and I think that’s very useful.”
This is the story of how an Australian who didn’t take up golf until he was a teenager became the trusted instructor of the reigning FedExCup champion.
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