HOW JORDAN SPIETH SECURED HIS FIRST PGA TOUR INVITE
At just 16-years old
Read how Jordan Spieth found his way into the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship
No amateur had received an exemption into the tournament since Trip Kuehne in 1995, and Justin Leonard and Tiger Woods before that in 1993. But Spieth, a Dallas native, found a way.
As history would have it, it turned out to be a good call for both Spieth and the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Spieth made the cut and was tied for seventh place after 54 holes before finishing the tournament in a tie for 16th place. Not bad for a 16-year old!
It also turns out Spieth kept pretty good company. Justin Thomas is now the official world number one. Matteo Manassero is still competing on the European PGA Tour. Cameron Peck went on to attend Texas A&M University and now a member of the Canadian Tour.