Jordan Spieth, the reigning United States Junior Amateur champion and the first high school player to receive a sponsor’s exemption at this tournament since Tiger Woods in 1993, drew praise from the golf scene even before he posted rounds of 68 and 69 to become, at 16 years, 9 months and 24 days, the sixth-youngest player to make a cut on the PGA Tour.
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Spieth is the youngest player to compete in the HP Byron Nelson Championship. He is playing much better that Tiger Woods did when he played in the tournament at the age of 17 and missed the cut with scores of 77 and 72. Throughout the day, he had a large number of followers watching his every shot.
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Jordan Spieth, a high school junior, has shown a poise that belies his youth. On the eve of the tournament he talked about golf being a game more dependent on momentum than maturity, explaining, “Everyone here has more experience than me, but you start getting it going and making a few putts, you might get it to where nothing can stop you.”
Speith, who is the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion and has committed to play golf at the University of Texas, also had his mother following him throughout Friday’s round.
Jordan Spieth knows the odds are against him winning this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship. After all, he's an amateur playing in his first PGA TOUR event on a sponsor's exemption. Oh, and he's also just 16 years old.
More details about Jordan Spieth:
School: Jesuit (junior)
Height, weight: 5-11, 150
Golfweek/Polo rank: 1st/1st
Family: Father Shawn; Mom Chris; brother Steven, 14; sister Ellen, 8
Notable: 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, runner-up at the 2009 Junior PGA Championship ... won two straight HP Byron Nelson Junior Championships by a combined 20 strokes. ... played on the winning U.S. team at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup ... has finished fifth or better in his last five American Junior Golf Association events.
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