Teenager Jordan Spieth Finally Wins PGA Tour Event

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Here's something to remember if you played 18 this weekend: 19-year-old Jordan Spieth won his first PGA Tour event on Sunday, outlasting David Hearn and 2007 Masters champ Zach Johnson at the John Deere Classic. And it was arguably a long time coming for Spieth. (P.S.: You're so old.)

That "long time coming" bit sounds insane, certainly, but Spieth is as accomplished a teenage golfer as the men's side of the sport has seen since Tiger Woods: He's the only golfer other than Tiger to have won the U.S. Junior Amateur more than once, and won it for the first time just a few days shy of his 16th birthday in 2009; he tied for 16th at the 2010 Byron Nelson as a 16-year-old; he was an All-American at Texas in his only season of collegiate golf; he tied for 21st at the 2012 U.S. Open as an amateur; and he racked up three top 10s earlier in 2013, his first pro season, and led entering the weekend at the AT&T National.


That pales in comparison to his win today, the first by a teenager on the PGA Tour since the immortal Ralph Guldahl won the Santa Monica Open in 1931. With it, Spieth is now the fourth-youngest PGA Tour winner ever, has a PGA Tour card all but locked up, sits No. 11 on the FedEx Cup standings, and has a spot in the 2013 British Open, one that he's taking.

The 2013 British Open begins Thursday. You may hear more about Spieth in the coming days.


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