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Jordan Spieth commits to play in Farmers Insurance Open


Twenty-year-old phenom Jordan Spieth will play in next week’s Farmers Insurance Open.  The tournament will be played January 23-26 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA.

Spieth finished second to Zach Johnson at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions a couple weeks ago, and is ranked twelfth in the FedEx Cup standings.

Spieth earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2013.   His impressive campaign included a win at the John Deere Classic and three second place finishes.  He totaled nine top tens and earned $3,879,820 in prize money.

After making it through all four tournaments of the 2013 FedEx Cup playoffs, Spieth finished seventh in the final standings.

Spieth turned professional in December 2012 after a year and a half at the University of Texas.  His team captured the NCAA National Championship in June 2012.  A couple weeks later, Spieth finished as the low amateur in the 2012 U.S. Open.

Spieth was a member of the U.S. President’s Cup Team in 2013.  He earned two points for the winning American squad.  To go from NCAA Champion in 2012 to President’s Cup Champion in 2013 is an impressive achievement.  Spieth is an excellent player who keeps getting better.

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