Jordan Spieth Eyes Byron Nelson Championship, Again
By mustang6560 on 5/26/11
Remember Jordan Spieth? The 16-year-old high school junior who made the HP Byron Nelson Championship interesting last year?
As a high school junior last year, Jordan not only made the cut (he became the sixth youngest player in history to do so), but he also was in contention until the back nine on Sunday. A double bogey on hole 15 ended his improbably run and he finished T16.
Here we are a year later and Jordan is ready to make his second run at the Nelson. The only problem is his high school graduation from Jesuit College Preparatory School is scheduled for Saturday.
"Hopefully, I’m playing in the afternoon on Saturday," Spieth said. "It’s pretty interesting — I don’t think many have had that dilemma before. But it will be fun."Earlier this month, he won his third consecutive UIL state championship and is set to play golf at the University of Texas next fall. Jordan's run last year was clearly not a fluke. In fact, his caddie and future roommate at UT made the bold prediction that Jordan would post a top 10 finish.
I hope Jordan can make another run at the title to make the tournament more interesting. The field is not weak, but it sure lacks the superstars so having a 17 year old near the top of the leaderboard sure would add some substance to the Nelson.
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I agree it will make it more fun to follow. Why did Mickelson bag out of the Nelson this year?
Did he ever commit to playing?
I don't know but I thought he always tried to play because it was Nelson's tournament. Guess he's resting up for the US Open. I still enjoy watching guys like Dustin Johnson, and I understand Sergio Garcia is continueing his good play of late.
Matt F says:
Funny thing happened at the club house there on Wednesday. Jason Day, last years winner, was stopped from going in to the clubhouse by an official...he wanted to see some I.D. Pity that his photo is on all the tickets.
-3 after his second round, guess he will miss his graduation ceremonies.
Grammar Police: Improbably?
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