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Teen Nearly Makes History at Nelson
By mustang6560 on 5/24/10
By Nathan Trifone, ClubSG Contributor

In golf, there seems to be a vague correlation between age and ability. Last year, Tom Watson nearly won the British Open at age 57. And over the week, Jordan Spieth came close to becoming the youngest player to win on the PGA Tour at the HP Byron Nelson Classic.
Jordan Spieth's bid to become the youngest PGA Tour winner ended with a double-bogey four holes from the finish of Sunday's final round at the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas.

The 16-year-old Dallas high school junior made a birdie coming in at No. 16 and finished the tournament at 4-under after a 2-over 72. He finished in a seven-way tie for 16th place, six shots behind winner Jason Day.
The future of golf looks great when you see teens like Spieth competing at the highest level at such a young age. I just hope he doesn’t peak too young. It seems when a teenager finds success at such a young age, no matter what profession, the expectations become inflated and they succumbing to the pressure.

Luckily, you have to be 18 to play in the PGA so Jordan has a couple more years to go before he can think about turning pro. Go be a teenager!

I couldn't find a free picture of Jordan to use. If you have one, let me know!


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