Jordan Spieth told a whopper of a big fish story. Are we to believe him?
In a press conference, the story came out that Jordan Spieth and some friends went to the Bahamas to celebrate Spieth’s big U.S. Open win.
The crew chartered a boat and went out for a day of snorkeling. On the way back, the group took the captain up on an offer to do some fishing.
Here’s where things start to get fishy.
Let’s recap: Jordan Spieth hooked onto a BIG tuna and fought the fish for 45 minutes to an hour. A group of small sharks started coming after the hooked tuna, while the captain did his best to scare them away.
Then, according to Spieth, “[the tuna] just rips back down again. And I almost got pulled in. And it was so much heavier.”
Thinking the tuna had spooked from the sharks and made a run, Spieth continued the battle for another hour-and-a-half until he could no longer move his arm. The captain took over in the fight while Jordan took a bathroom break.
After taking back the rod, according to Spieth, “What surfaced was like a 12-foot long, 300-pound black tip shark that had eaten this tuna and then had hooked itself. So, I guess I got them both in one because I got that shark.”
The current IGFA World Record black tip shark was caught in 1984 and weighed a hair over 270 pounds. So, if Jordan’s claims are true, he caught the new world record by a long shot.
He must have gotten some photos with this fish of a lifetime right? Wrong. Only one photo was taken during the expedition and there’s no fish in it.
How come when I tell people I caught and released the world record largemouth bass in a farm pond, no one believes me, but when Jordan Spieth says he caught the world record black tip shark, everyone runs with it?