Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Jordan Spieth accepts HP Byron Nelson invitation
Dallas native Jordan Spieth has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship on May 13-19 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving. Spieth made his PGA Tour debut as an amateur in 2010 at the Nelson.
Spieth is coming off his best result as a pro, finishing tied for second last weekend at the Puerto Rico Open. He finished tied for 22nd at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am earlier this year.
"We know bright things are in store for Jordan as he begins his career on the PGA Tour," 2013 tournament chairman Mike McKinley said in a release. "He did so well here as an amateur and we are looking forward to welcoming him back and seeing him compete at this year's tournament."
The former Texas Longhorn and Dallas Jesuit standout has competed in the Nelson twice as an amateur, finishing tied for 16th in 2010 and tied for 32nd in 2011. Speith also finished as the low amateur at last year's U.S. Open.
Spieth has tied for fourth at the Colombia Championship and tied for seventh at the Panama Claro Championship on the Web.com Tour since turning professional in mid-December and has already guaranteed his spot in the Web.com Tour finals series at the end of the year, where players can earn their PGA Tour card.