'Absolutely awful' fisherman Smylie Kaufman nearly hooks Jordan Spieth in Hawaii

BY Brett Smiley • January 13, 2017

After completing their opening rounds at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday, buddies Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman decided to dabble in some less familiar territory: the Pacific Ocean.

"I'm terrible" Kaufman said of his fishing abilities, via Golf.com. "I'm absolutely awful. I'm an awful fisher --"

"You're grabbing the hook right now," Spieth interrupted.

And then Kaufman nearly caught Spieth:

https://twitter.com/PGATOUR/status/819723084080914432

Judging from Kaufman's abilities while seated on land, you can probably guess how well the fishing expedition went when he brought his rod onto a canoe:

https://twitter.com/pgatour/status/819742043882733570

https://twitter.com/SmylieKaufman10/status/819767845147938818

Of course, Kaufman, who shot a one-under 69 while Justin Thomas opened with a ridiculous 11-under 59, gets points for self-awareness.

 


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