Jordan Spieth's schoolboy letter begins storied PGA Tour career

Jose Verdugo
May 16, 2018

Spieth headlines the field at the Byron Nelson this week and is a warm favourite at 5/1, while defending champion Billy Horschel is at 20/1.

He instructed of his accomplishments, why he wished the exemption and why he can be a superb individual to obtain an invitation. He talked about attending the tournament as an eight-year-old, and recounted a tale of a close encounter with Phil Mickelson, one of the game's biggest stars.

"Now I wish to create comparable reminiscences for different children who could someday love the sport like I do", he wrote.

On top of that, Spieth is one of the few players familiar with the tournament's new venue, Trinity Forest, a Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw design that's being hailed as a modern masterpiece.

Spieth went on to the University of Texas before turning pro in 2012.

Jordan Spieth has won 11 PGA Tour events and three major championships in his short but stellar professional career, which makes it hard sometimes to remember the days when the 24-year-old was just an aspiring golfer. He grew to become world No.1 for the primary time later that yr.

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Spieth, who lives in a house formerly owned by fellow Tour star Hunter Mahan in Dallas, is a regular at Trinity Forest and admits he rides golfboards - like surfboards on wheels - with music blaring as he plays the course with friends.

"It was unreal. I learned so much that week", Spieth says.

"It is humorous if you get on it for the primary time, it is fairly awkward".

Thomas, who went to No.1 after last week's Players Championship, and second-ranked Dustin Johnson are absent this week.

Spieth will play alongside former US Open champion Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland and fellow Texan Jimmy Walker, who is back in form with a tied second at the Players after a lengthy struggle with Lyme disease.

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