NORTON, Mass. — What in the world would you do with a $10 million bonus check?
It’s obviously a good problem to have. After all, who wouldn’t want to deposit that much money in their bank account? But you’ll probably hear 10,000,000 different ideas on how to spend it.
In Jordan Spieth’s case, he still remembers what it was like when he first saw what his finances ballooned to after winning the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs. And his yearly earnings were even bigger than that — reportedly $53 million — thanks to his five wins and endorsement deals.
“Yeah, (the $10 million bonus check) comes in with also the Tour Championship check, so I remember — I have regular meetings with my financial advisors, and I remember going in pretty giddy after the tournament to see a report,” Spieth said Thursday at TPC Boston prior to the Deutsche Bank Championship. “And when they showed that … and you saw the on-course earnings, whatever it was, it made a significant difference. So it was cool.
“It’s been really — it’s been big for me. I’ve been very blessed early in my career already on Tour to be out here and playing in the biggest events, being toward the top 10 in the world the last couple years, and financially, that has a lot of impact.
Sure, Spieth spent some of that money on things such as a $7 million mansion, but he made sure to give back to those in need, too.
“I’ve been able to actually use a good amount of that and donate it to my foundation personally and help kind of start to grow that and actually make a difference in other people’s lives, which has been pretty cool to actually get notes back, letters back from people that have been directly affected and impacted,” Spieth said. “You can only do so much with so much money, you know. Obviously a lot of other people could really use it, and I start to really realize that.”
For someone who was just 22 years old at the time, he certainly knew how to put that money to good use.
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