Jordan Spieth says he was invested in the Leeds project even when they were relegated.
The golfer is part of a group American athletes who have recently joined 49ers Enterprises as controlling stakeholders at Elland Road. Spieth believes he is already a big fan of the club, and is committed to seeing future success with them:
“It was brought to me last Fall, by a couple of guys that knew the 49ers guys really well, so I’ve been looking at it since then and cheering them on this year.
“Then they were relegated, we were waiting to see what the new structure of the deal would be, but it was going to take a lot for me not to be involved, I’d already gotten emotionally involved.
“Yeah, I’m excited, myself and JT we’ve been texting each other for six months now for every game, and even other games where we needed teams to lose.
“So it’ll be fun to keep track of them trying to get promoted.” [quotes via the Yorkshire Post.]
The 29-year-old Texan, a three-time major champion is one of a number of high-profile investors to join the consortium, the latest of which includes NBA star Russell Westbrook.