One shot kept Texan golfer Jordan Spieth from making history. Despite an impressive comeback, putting stumbles cost Spieth the British Open on Monday. If he’d won, that would’ve made him the first player since 1953 to win the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the tournament that shall not be named in the same year.
Spieth still has a lot to celebrate. At 21-years old, he claimed the first two majors of 2015 and the distinction as the world’s no. 2 golfer. And Spieth did manage to make history, but maybe not in the way that he expected — his efforts made him golf’s bae.
Not to be confused with the South Korean PGA golfer Sang-moon Bae, the term is both short for “babe” and a backronym for “before anyone else,” reserved for the object of your affection. It’s an exclusively millennial word, meaning that even heartthrobs such as Adam Scott, 35, missed the boat on becoming the bae of young, likely newly minted golf enthusiasts.
I have been watching golf since 6 a.m. & all I know is that Jordan Spieth is bae.
— Wiz Kylie (@kylielowen) July 20, 2015
Jordan spieth is Texas's bae
— Gibbie (@brellabritt) July 20, 2015
— Samantha (@samanthapegg_) July 13, 2015
Was it Spieth’s reliable swing or (usually) impressive putting that made him Twitter’s bae? Is it because he’s actually before anyone else in the golf world? No. Probably not.
Bae Jordan Spieth rocking the scruff
Jordan Spieth looks better with a hat on but he's still bae
But, at the very least, he’s got a lot of drooling fans he can lean on for comfort.
Jordan Spieth is bae and I want to marry him
— RaE oF sUnShInE (@rachelcr88s) June 24, 2015
And my boyfriend does it once again!!!!! Congrats Jordan Spieth I LOVE YOU CANT WAIT TO GET MARRIED BAE
— Makenna Hammer (@_mjhammer) July 12, 2015
To be fair, Longhorn Humor posted “18 Reasons Why Jordan Spieth is Bae” back in April, none of which had to do with his undeniably handsome face. Win or lose, Spieth will bae in our hearts.
(images via David J. Phillip/AP)