Monday, March 11, 2013
Jordan Spieth continues to cash checks
Jordan Spieth, the 19-year-old phenom out of Jesuit Prep in Dallas, came very close to becoming the second-youngest winner in PGA Tour history as he finished tied for second at the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday.
Spieth (19 years, 7 months, 13 days) earned $308,000 and now has made $373,000 in just three PGA Tour starts as a professional. He had eight other starts as an amateur between 2010-12. Harry Cooper won the 1923 Galveston Open at the age of 19 years, 4 days.
“It was cool to battle on the back nine there and know that I was close in the heat and to feel the pressure,” said Spieth, who was playing on a sponsor's exemption and is now exempt for this week's Tampa Bay Championship. “It was a first-time experience for me.”