Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Jordan Spieth gets exemption for PGA Tour event
Jesuit graduate Jordan Spieth will tee it up with the big boys on the PGA Tour this weekend at the Puerto Rico Open after receiving a sponsor exemption. He'll be paired with Patrick Cantlay and 2010 U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein during the first two rounds.
Spieth finished tied for fourth in last week's Web.com Colombia Championship. A non-member of the tour, it was the second top-10 finish this season for the 19-year-old Spieth, who tied for seventh in Panama. He now needs only $4,649 in Web.com earnings to earn a special temporary membership and become the youngest player on tour.