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Spieth, 16, to play in HP Byron Nelson

Updated: January 25, 2010, 6:44 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Jordan Spieth, the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion, has accepted an exemption to play in the PGA Tour's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Spieth, a 16-year-old junior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, is the event's first amateur exemption since 1995. He also finished second in the Junior PGA Championship last year and was named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year by the American Junior Golf Association.

He currently is ranked No. 1 in the Polo Golf Rankings.

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