Spieth to compete in Q-School as an amateur

By July 6, 2012, 12:50 pm

University of Texas standout Jordan Spieth will take his one and only shot this fall at getting through to the PGA Tour from Q-School.

'With making the cut at the U.S. Open, I'm exempted into the second stage of Q-School, so I'm going to enter in as an amateur this year and see what happens,' Spieth said Friday on 'Morning Drive.' 'It'll be cool to see what happens, but it's a long process.'

This is the last year Q-School will offer PGA Tour status. Beginning in 2013, Q-School will only offer status on the Web.com Tour, requiring a player to earn a PGA Tour card after a year on the secondary circuit or by earning enough non-member FedEx Cup points to crack the top 125.

Former U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein entered Q-School last fall as an amateur, vowing to return to Oklahoma State for his senior season. After the experience, he turned pro instead.

If Spieth stays in Austin for his junior season, he will get to compete with 17-year-old Beau Hossler, who has already committed to the program, which won this year’s national championship. Spieth is excited about the prospect.

'I love Beau's game,' he said. 'I've known him for a couple of years now. We've been good buddies from junior golf and into me helping coach to try to recruit him to come to Texas.'

Spieth said Hossler, whom he edged for low amateur at the U.S. Open, is more mature than most players his age.

'You saw him out there (at The Olympic Club), he looked like he was a 40-year-old Tour player - boring, kind of shrugging off the nerves,' he said. 'Nothing like a 17-year-old should do.'

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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.