Before teeing off for round three at The British Open on Saturday, Jordan Spieth had some time to kill. So the PGA Tour star wandered into a local barber shop in Carnoustie, Scotland, for a trim.
“My hair had gotten a little long and I needed to get a haircut, so I did this morning,” Spieth told reporters after finishing his round.
It was a good deal: The 24-year-old said it was “a nine-pound haircut,” or about $12. After tip, he paid a total of £20, or about $26.
While a 20-pound note doesn’t mean much to Spieth, who has earned nearly $38 million in prize money over his career, it was a memorable transaction for the barber, Fryad Salimi. “It’s the biggest tip I have ever had,” Salimi told The Telegraph. “Normally we only ever get £1 or £2 as a tip. If he ever wants to come back, he is guaranteed a free haircut and shave for life.”
As for the actual haircut, the barber “went a little high and tight,” Spieth said during the press conference. “It was intended to be what I normally get but instead he went a little shorter. [It's] a very British haircut. Shaved on the sides, a little longer on top. But it is what it is. "
Spieth, who was tied for first place after his round on Saturday, dropped out of the lead on Sunday and finished the tournament tied for ninth.
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