Golf Jordan Spieth details shark encounter

Matching the Shark one day, catching one the next - the life and times of two-time major winner Jordan Spieth.

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After matching Greg Norman's major tally of two, Jordan Spieth found himself eyeballing a shark of a different variety.

Spieth doubled his major haul for 2015 at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in June, adding to his Masters victory in April - halfway to completing the calendar grand slam.

However, after he caught the Shark - Norman - in the major tally stakes, his efforts in celebrating the feat took him eye-to-eye with one of the ferocious sea creatures in the Bahamas.

The 21-year-old, speaking ahead of the John Deere Classic, explained his inadvertent catch.

"We hooked on a tuna, and I was hooked on a tuna for about 45 minutes to an hour," Spieth said on Tuesday.

"It was a big tuna, and then these little sharks were coming in trying to get a piece of it, and the captain was scaring them off, banging on the boat and on the water, and all of a sudden it just rips back down again.

"I almost got pulled in.

"And it was so much heavier, and I was just like, 'Wait, these fish must have seen the sharks and just tried to avoid them'. I found some extra strength or whatever.

"So we worked on it again. So in total it was two-and-a-half hours. I had to take a break. My arm couldn't move anymore. I couldn't move my arm. It was, like, shaking when I held it up.

"So I had the captain come in for about five minutes, while a took a bathroom break, and I came back, took it back from him, so in total it was two-and-a-half hours.

"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 caught both in one because I got that shark."

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