They say there are only two sports season in Texas: football and spring football.
But golf is apparently going to have its day in the Lone Star State as Fort Worth gears up for the Colonial with local favorite Jordan Spieth returning to play in the state for the first time since winning The Masters in early April.
Spieth was born in nearby Dallas and went to school three hours south at the University of Texas for a year before turning pro.
We are up 25 percent in ticket sales over last year and we were up last year over the year before, when we overflowed our available parking for the first time,” said Colonial tournament director Michael Tothe.
“The combination of having our local Masters champion Jordan Spieth and our defending champion Adam Scott has brought a huge demand, even though we don’t use the word sellout.”