Jordan Spieth Returns to the Site of His First PGA Tour Event Four Years Ago
Spieth became the sixth-youngest player to make a PGA Tour cut at the 2010 HP Byron Nelson.
When he played in 2010, it was with the first sponsor's exemption the tournament had given out since 1995. (Mike Ehrmann/SI)
Another youngster to get a sponsor's exemption into the Nelson? Tiger Woods in 1993. (Getty Images)
Spieth was a high-school junior when he first played in the Byron Nelson in 2010. (Mike Ehrmann/SI)
Spieth signs autographs after the second round of the 2010 HP Byron Nelson. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
Spieth plays a tee shot during the final round of the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
Spieth raises his ball to acknowledge the crowd during the third round of the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
Jordan Spieth entered this year’s HP Byron Nelson Championship a little older, a lot richer, but with his baby face still intact.
In 2010, Spieth played the HP Byron Nelson Championship on a sponsor’s exemption as a high school junior and became the sixth-youngest golfer to make a PGA Tour cut. He finished 16th after being in contention in the final round. In 2011, Spieth finished 32nd on his return to the HP Byron Nelson on another sponsor’s exemption.
In 2014, Spieth rolled into the HP Byron Nelson as a full-fledged Tour member with a second-place finish at the 2014 Masters, 15 top-10 finishes and more than $7 million in his bank account.
Even with the close finishes and Sunday heartbreak Spieth has endured since he was last at the Nelson, he looks like he hasn’t aged a bit.
After the opening round in Dallas, Spieth was tied for 49th with a first-round 70.
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