Spieth to make pro debut at Torrey Pines
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
SAN DIEGO – Jordan Spieth will make his PGA Tour debut as a professional this week at the Farmers Insurance Open after receiving a sponsor exemption. Spieth, 19, turned pro in December, mid-way through his sophomore season at Texas.
Spieth played the Farmers Insurance Open's Monday qualifier, but finished two shots short of making the field. He also has exemptions into the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Puerto Rico Open, as well as the Web.com Tour's Panama Claro Championship.
Spieth is the only player other than Tiger Woods to win multiple U.S. Junior titles; he also was low amateur at the 2012 U.S. Open (T-21) and led Texas to the NCAA title. He will attempt to use exemptions to earn a spot in the Web.com Tour Finals. The Finals are open to the top 75 money earners on the Web.com Tour and Nos. 126-200 on the FedEx Cup standings. Spieth played last year's Q-School as an amateur, but failed to advance out of second stage.