Spieth Local Favorite at Texas Open
Jordan Spieth first got famous at the University of Texas, about an hour’s drive from the site of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, which kicks off on Thursday.
Spieth won the Valspar Open two weeks ago on a dramatic 30-foot playoff putt, and is ranked No. 6 in the world.
Spieth missed the cut at the Valero Open during his rookie season of 2013, then finished 10th a year ago.
He’s one of two top 10 players in the field, along with Dustin Johnson. Other players of note include current FedEx Cup points leader Jimmy Walker.
Play begins Thursday at the TPC San Antonio. It’s a par-72, 7,435-yard course.