PGA Tour rookie Jordan Spieth is trying to lock up Rookie Of The Year honors when he tees off on Sunday morning at the Wyndham Championship. Sedgefield Country Club, in Greensboro North Carolina is not cooperating. The weather and bogeys have the 20 year-old from the Dallas area starting the final round two shots off the pace set by another rookie, Patrick Reed.
Spieth, who took the unusual path of sponsor’s exemptions to get a tour card, is looking for his second victory of the 2013 season. He won the John Deere Classic back in July, and got an invitation to the Open Championship the following week. He needed the win to validate his FedEx Cup points, and get his official status and into the playoffs.
The youngster shot a bogey free round on Thursday, but has started to struggle. He opened with a 65-66 but was able to only manage even par on Saturday. The PGA has had to kick up tee time and keep pushing to get this tournament because of the weather. This is a great weekend to make up some ground with the lion’s share of the world’s top players taking a break before the FedEx gets underway.
At this writing, Jordan opened Sunday’s round with a bogey at the first hole, but got one back at four. I don’t think you can count him out today, but he is up against some young people who are fighting for their PGA lives.
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