Living the high life: It's good to be Jordan Spieth

By Ryan LavnerOctober 23, 2012, 9:30 pm

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Life is good for Jordan Spieth. His upcoming itinerary looks like it was pulled straight from a buddy-trip manual.

On Tuesday, the University of Texas sophomore wrapped up a fifth-place finish at the Isleworth Collegiate, played at the exclusive Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Tiger Woods’ old home course. Next week, on the other side of the country, he and his Longhorns teammates will compete in the inaugural, eight-team Cypress Invitational, to be held at – yep, that’s right – Cypress Point Club, one of the most awe-inspiring layouts in the world.

It gets better, potentially, even if the scenery doesn’t.

Spieth is exempt into the second stage of PGA Tour Q-School (Nov. 13-16), by virtue of his made cut at this year’s U.S. Open. (He earned low-medalist honors, finishing T-21.) He will play the event as an amateur, meaning he could return to school even if he doesn’t advance, but the 19-year-old may opt to turn pro anyway.

As for the state of his game, Spieth is still tinkering with his swing, working on getting “more loaded” onto his back leg and flattening his backswing.

He conceded Tuesday that Q-School was “on my mind a lot,” which may explain why this semester he made frequent trips back home to Dallas to see his instructor, Cameron McCormick.

“I was here to play golf for Texas in the fall,” Spieth said, “(so) this wasn’t just about getting ready for Q-School. If I can become a better player this fall and help my team out, I’ll be more prepared for Q-School.

“Texas golf was first and foremost this fall, and once that ends next week, then I’ll start focusing on the other stuff.”

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.