Hickok en route to support Spieth at Prez Cup

USA's Jordan Spieth hits a bunker shot on the seventh hole during the Day 1 Four-Ball Matches at the Presidents Cup.
USA's Jordan Spieth hits a bunker shot on the seventh hole during the Day 1 Four-Ball Matches at the Presidents Cup. ( Getty Images )

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Before they were teammates at Texas, U.S. Presidents Cup team member Jordan Spieth and Kramer Hickok were rivals on the golf course. Kramer is en route to Dublin, Ohio, to root on his best friend.

Spieth and Hickok are both from Dallas, but attended different high schools in the area. Spieth attended Dallas Jesuit and Hickok attended Trinity Christian Academy, only six miles away from one another.

“We’d play in head-to-head match in high school,” Hickok said. “Or just with each other on weekends.”

In other words, they became best of friends by way of golf.

In fact, that they decided they would attend the same university and finally play together. Once Spieth committed to Texas, Hickok soon followed.

They played a year and a half together at Texas before Spieth left to turn pro.

On Thursday, Hickok was en route to Dublin, Ohio, to see his best friend play in the Presidents Cup.

“I’m pretty excited,” he added.

After the Presidents Cup, Hickok will make his way to Vestavia Hills, Ala., to support his Longhorns at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate. He will not play due to injury.