Jordan Spieth's caddie convinced him to change clubs just before one of the most impressive shots of the Masters

  • Jordan Spieth hit a brilliant second shot at the par 5 No. 13 at the Masters on Sunday, setting himself up for an eagle putt as he chased down Patrick Reed for the lead.
  • The shot came after caddie Michael Greller convinced Spieth to switch from an iron to a hybrid, a more aggressive move that would pay off for the young golfer looking to take home his second green jacket.
  • It's not the first time Greller's advice has helped Spieth at a crucial moment in a major.


Michael Greller, caddie to Jordan Spieth, proved once again why he is such a vital part of the young player's game at Augusta National on Sunday.

Chasing Patrick Reed on the leaderboard at the Masters, Spieth found himself in the pine needles after his drive on the par 5 No. 13.

"Four iron right?" Spieth initially asked while also mulling the possibility of hitting the hybrid.

"I like the hybrid better than that," Greller responded, as the duo mulled over the decision.

Eventually, Spieth went with Greller's advice, putting the iron back in his bag in favor of his hybrid. The aggressive move immediately drew a reaction from the crowd, and with good reason — Spieth would land his shot unbelievably close to the pin to set himself up for an eagle putt.

You can listen in on Spieth and Greller's conversation, and watch the impressive shot here.

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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Jordan Spieth of the United States and caddie Michael Greller walk from the eighth green during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Jordan Spieth of the United States lines up a putt on the second hole with caddie Michael Greller during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts on the 12th tee with caddie Michael Greller during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Jordan Spieth of the United States hands a club to caddie Michael Greller on the seventh green during the third round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Jordan Spieth of the United States tips his cap on the 18th green alongside caddie Michael Greller during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jordan Spieth of the United States and caddie Michael Greller line up a putt during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts on the 16th green alongside caddie Michael Greller during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 21: Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates with caddie Michael Greller after defeating Charl Schwartzel of South Africa 3&1 on the 17th green during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 21, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 21: Jordan Spieth of the United States talks with his caddie Michael Greller during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 21, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 10: Caddie Michael Greller model and actress Kelly Rohrbach and Jordan Spieth walk along the sixth hole during the pro-am for the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 10, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 10: Jordan Spieth of the United States and caddie Michael Greller look on during the pro-am tournament prior to the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 10, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Jordan Spieth of the U.S. Team and caddie Michael Greller look on from the first tee during the afternoon four-ball matches at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Halleran/PGA TOUR)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Jordan Spieth of the United States stands on the 13th hole with caddie Michael Greller during round one of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2017 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
WESTBURY, NY - AUGUST 27: Jordan Spieth fist-bumps caddie Michael Greller after making a birdie on the 14th hole during the final round of The Northern Trust on August 27, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 11: Jordan Spieth of the United States lines up his putt on the tenth green with caddie Michael Greller during the second round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 11, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Jordan Spieth of the United States talks with caddie Michael Greller on the 18th green on the way to winning the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 23, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Jordan Spieth of the United States holds the Claret Jug and celebrates victory on the 18th green with caddie Michael Greller during the final round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 23, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
US golfer Jordan Spieth and caddie Michael Greller celebrate after Spieth makes his putt on the 16th green for birdie during his final round 69 on day four of the 2017 Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport in north west England on July 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's not the first time Greller — who has made an estimated $5 million since quitting his job as a math teacher in 2012 to carry his bag full time —  has helped his player at a crucial moment in a tournament.

At the Open Championship in 2017 when Spieth's drive went way off course, and he was forced to take relief in the driving range, Greller gave what legendary caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay would call arguably, "The most critical yardage ever given to a player in the history of golf." Greller estimated two distances for Spieth and helped him aim his shot, which Spieth hit amazingly to save a bogey on the hole and win the tournament. Bones claimed it was "One of the most amazing things a caddie has ever done."

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