Category: Jordan Spieth

October 02, 2013

Video: Spieth makes hole-in-one in Prez Cup practice round

Posted at 3:14 PM by Pete Madden

It's already been a good week for Jordan Spieth, but it just got better.

The 20-year-old rookie aced the 12th hole at Muirfield Village in a practice round with Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar one day before Presidents Cup play is scheduled to begin.

U.S. captain Fred Couples announced Wednesday afternoon that Spieth will be paired with veteran Steve Stricker in Thursday's four-ball match. The duo will take on Ernie Els of South Africa and Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe.

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Couples, Price reveal Presidents Cup pairings, matchups for Thursday four-ball

Posted at 1:43 PM by Pete Madden
Fred Couples, Nick Price
Credit: Getty Images


Matt Kuchar is the 10th player to have Tiger Woods as a partner in the Presidents Cup.

Woods and Kuchar are in the fifth of six matches, taking on Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman in fourballs. This is the seventh Presidents Cup for Woods, and the second for Kuchar.

International captain Nick Price has put Jason Day and Graham DeLaet in the opening match against Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker.

Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson also have new partners.

Mickelson, the only player to have competed in every Presidents Cup, has Keegan Bradley. That's his 13th partner in this event. Els got his 10th partner in Brendon de Jonge, one of seven rookies on the International team.

It's the first time since 1996 the opening session is fourballs.

The full pairings and matchups are listed below.

1. Hunter Mahan & Brandt Snedeker vs. Jason Day & Graham DeLaet

2. Bill Haas & Webb Simpson vs. Adam Scott & Hideki Matsuyama

3. Phil Mickelson & Keegan Bradley vs. Louis Oosthuizen & Charl Schwartzel

4. Steve Stricker & Jordan Spieth vs. Ernie Els & Brendon de Jonge

5. Tiger Woods & Matt Kuchar vs. Angel Cabrera & Marc Leishman

6. Jason Dufner & Zach Johsnon vs. Branden Grace & Richard Sterne

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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September 23, 2013

Rookie Spieth passes Miller, Trevino in career earnings

Posted at 11:18 AM by Pete Madden
Jordan Spieth
Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

Having started the 2013 season with no status, 20-year-old rookie Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic, made nearly $4 million, finished seventh in the FedEx Cup and -- as Golf Week's Adam Schupak pointed out -- has already "leapfrogged" two World Golf Hall of Fame inductees in career earnings.

Spieth's runner-up finish in the Tour Championship at East Lake moved him past Johnny Miller and Lee Trevino, who turned pro in 1969 and 1960 respectively, on the all-time money list.

"Does it make you mad that in his first year he has beaten you on the all-time money list?" Golf Channel commentator Terry Gannon jokingly asked Miller.

"Back then we played for peanuts," Miller replied. "Maybe some popcorn every now and then."

Spieth, who has repeatedly said that his only goal was "just to get on Tour next season," has already accomplished so much more. He will become the youngest American ever to play in the Presidents Cup when he tees off at Muirfield Village in October.

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September 04, 2013

Westwood says Spieth should be Prez Cup pick

Posted at 10:20 AM by Pete Madden

Fred Couples and Nick Price will announce their respective Presidents Cup captain's picks today at 2 p.m., and the debate about what golfers deserve the final two spots on Team USA has tracked along familiar lines -- youth vs. experience.

Britain's Lee Westwood has joined the chorus of voices in favor of 20-year-old rookie sensation Jordan Spieth, who recently finished T4 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston to attach an exclamation point to his candidacy.

Jim Furyk, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson have also been floated as possible selections to play at Muirfield Village in October.

(Photo: Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

May 29, 2011

Spieth struggles in final round at Byron Nelson

Posted at 3:51 PM by

IRVING, Texas -- Teen sensation Jordan Spieth got off to a slow start in his final-round bid to become the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Phil Mickelson, but he continued to hang tough.

After receiving a thunderous ovation on the first tee and greeting Peggy Nelson, wife of tournament namesake and golf legend Byron, he pulled his tee shot way left into the trees. His second shot wound up in a greenside bunker, and he missed an eight-foot par putt.

Spieth, 17, is spending the week on-site at the Four Seasons resort here and has been working out with PGA Tour players after his rounds.

Spieth followed his opening bogey with three straight pars, birdied the short par-3 fifth hole and bogeyed the sixth. He came back with a birdie on the par-4 seventh hole, missing an eagle by just a foot, but gave back two shots with a double on the par-4 eighth. He shot two-over 37 on the front and started birdie-bogey-birdie on the back.

Going into the final round, Spieth said his only goal was to better his T16 finish of a year ago when he fired a final round 72. -Art Stricklin

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