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This great Jordan Spieth story shows Tom Brady's legendary competitiveness

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This great Jordan Spieth story shows Tom Brady's legendary competitiveness

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady probably is the most competitive athlete in all of sports, and one of the top golfers in the world found out during a friendly round at Augusta.

Jordan Spieth, who's won three majors (including the 2015 Masters), shared a great story during a recent appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show" of when he and Brady played a round at the legendary course, and how the Patriots quarterback showed his ultra-competitive side when the final hole didn't go his way.

“We had a 2-on-2 match," Spieth said. "I ended up (making birdie on) the 18th. He had a stroke on the 18th. I hit in there a few feet. He drove it up, almost too close the green and tried to hit a flop shot, left it in the bunker, made bogey. Match was tied, so I won. He made bogey and I made birdie for a two-shot flip on the last.

"And you’re supposed to go in at Augusta and have lunch, and hang out, and he didn’t say a word to me for like an hour and a half. I mean, the most competitive -- I feel like I’ve very, very competitive -- and he is the most competitive human being I’ve ever met."

Brady probably went a little too far in this instance, but this is the type of competitiveness that has fueled him his entire career. And how can you argue with the results -- the man just won his sixth Super Bowl title, the most of any one player in NFL history.

The 41-year-old quarterback has no plans to retire anytime soon, but when he does leave the NFL, don't expect his competitive fire to burn out. 

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Patriots injury report: Tom Brady still limited with a calf issue

Patriots injury report: Tom Brady still limited with a calf issue

Tom Brady appeared on the Patriots injury report for the first time this season on Wednesday with an apparent calf injury, and was again limited Thursday as the Patriots continue to prepare for the visiting New York Jets. 

Phil Perry noted that Brady looked good during practice despite the calf issue, so limiting him throughout the week may just be a precaution. At this point in Brady's career, preparation is not something the Patriots coaching staff has to worry about with their franchise quarterback. 

Joining Brady in the "limited" section of the injury report are Caleb Benococh (calf), Marcus Cannon (shoulder) and Matt LaCosse (ankle). The Jets meanwhile, continue to suffer from the early-season injury bug.  Here's a full look at both the Patriots and Jets' injury reports: 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-0)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Shilique Calhoun, LB Not Injury Related
James Develin, FB, Neck

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
Caleb Benenoch, OL, Calf
Tom Brady, QB, Calf
Marcus Cannon, OT, Shoulder
Matt LaCosse, TE, Ankle

NEW YORK JETS (0-2)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Sam Darnold, QB, Illness
Jordan Jenkins, LB, Calf
C.J. Mosley, LB, Groin
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Hamstring/Knee
Quinnen Williams, DL, Ankle

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
Kelvin Beachum, OL, Ankle
Trenton Cannon RB, Ankle
Josh Bellamy, WR, Shoulder
Brian Poole, CB, Groin
Steve McLendon, DL, Hip
Rontez Miles, S, Hip
Brian Winters, OL, Shoulder

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Antonio Brown makes first public comments since joining Patriots

Antonio Brown makes first public comments since joining Patriots

On Thursday, Antonio Brown spoke with the media for the first time since he signed with the Patriots on Sept. 7.

The Patriots' star wide receiver addressed four questions related to how things are going so far in New England and his availability for the rest of the season.

“I’m super grateful to be here. I’m thankful to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady," Brown told reporters. "I’ve got a lot of the offense to learn and catch up, but I’m excited and grateful to be here and be a part of these guys.”

As for the availability part, Brown opted not to touch on those details.

Brown also gave a Belichickian answer when asked how deals with off-field distractions while focusing on football.

“Well, it’s football. I’m grateful to play football," he said. "Every time you walk in the doors here, you know to be the best for the team. So, every time I walk in here, I just want to make sure I’m preparing to give these guys my best."

The brief Q&A occurred on the same day Nike dropped their shoe deal with the 31-year-old.

On Wednesday, it was reported Brown won't face criminal charges from the Allegheny County DA for the sexual assault allegations against him due to a two-year statute of limitations.

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