Jordan Spieth, who just graduated from his teen years, will kick off his 20s playing in his first PGA Championship this week at Oak Hill. Since turning pro last December, Spieth has taken the accelerated course. He started the year without status, played well on sponsor’s exemptions, placed in the top 10 five times, and then won the John Deere Classic last month.
No big deal — pretty standard for big-name college talents after they go pro! Spieth is obviously the exception and mature beyond his years.
After the whirlwind couple of weeks he had with becoming the first teen to win a PGA Tour event and then hopping on the charter to Scotland for the British Open, Spieth decided he needed some time to recuperate for the PGA Championship and the PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoffs.