Sparkle and Smile

By Mercer BaggsApril 17, 2008, 4:00 pm
2007 Ginn OpenREUNION, Fla. -- The smiles were never far apart. They didnt disappear after a missed 3-footer for par on her first hole. They didnt fade away for good after a repeat at her second. And they were still there, even through clinched teeth, after a bogey at the last.
 
Im trying really, really, really hard to smile right now, she said after signing for a 3-over-par 75.
 
Im a little angry right now, she added with a smile.
 
Stephanie Sparks competed in an official LPGA event for the first time since September, 2000, when she teed it up on a sponsors exemption at the Ginn Open. And for someone who hadnt played a competitive round on tour in nearly eight years, she acquitted herself quite nicely.
 
Sparks, an on-air talent for Golf Channel for the past four years, was granted an invite to play outside of her Orlando home by tournament founder Bobby Ginn. She accepted without hesitation, gave her good buddy Arron Crewes a call and began preparations.
 
Crewes last caddied for Sparks during her 2001 attempt to get through the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. It didnt pan out and soon after Sparks traded in her clubs for a production job at Golf Channel, which ultimately led to on-air gigs for shows like Big Break, Golf With Style! and Golf Central updates.
 
Upon hearing that Sparks was returning to action, Crewes booked a plane ticket from his home in Akron, Ohio to reunite with his former Duke Blue Devils classmate.
 
I think she did extremely well, Crewes, who graduate a year ahead of Sparks, said. She got off to a shaky start but she came back and played really well.
 
At Duke, Sparks was an All-American and an amateur sensation. She won the Womens Western Amateur, the Womens Eastern Amateur, the West Virginia State Amateur and the North and South Womens Amateur at Pinehurst. She graduated in 1996 and bounced around on the mini tours until finally earning her LPGA card for the 2000 season. She played 21 times that year. She made one cut ' and a total of $997.
 
A pair of back surgeries put the nail in her professional coffin, but she returned to life this Thursday. And alive was just what she felt.
 
Its been a while since Ive had this feeling, she said. It was wonderful. Amen to that feeling.
 
At 12:06 p.m. ET, Sparks made her way to the range at Reunion to prepare for her 1:05 tee time. Here is an account of her day:
 
Practice range:
One hour from her tee time, Stephanie is looking for her caddie. Arron Crewes is already standing on the range, carrying her light-weight Golf Channel insignia bag, waving to get her attention. The two finally make a connection and set off to warm up. After hitting her first shot thin with a wedge, Stephanie starts to relax. A few shots later she looks to her left and there is world No. 4 Paula Creamer. To her right is two-time tour winner Angela Stanford. In the scheduled group in front of her today is Creamer, Solheim Cup player Nicole Castrale and world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa. Surprisingly, the nerves havent really kicked in yet.
 
I wasnt as nervous as I thought I would be, Sparks says post round. I felt kind of calm.
 
Par-4 10th, 528 yards:
Prior to being announced on the first tee, for the first time in a long time, Stephanie walks to the left side of the tee box to be by herself. She takes six practice swings and one big breath, before heading back over to her threesome, which includes second-year tour player Sophie Giquel and tour rookie Jimin Jeong. Hitting last in the group, Stephanie pipes a drive straight and true down the center of the fairway, nearly losing her balance on the follow through. The crowd, a steady following of friends that numbers about 25, roars in applause. Stephanie lays up into the left rough with her second shot. Her third shot lands 10 feet left of the hole. After running her birdie effort on the baked, slick greens 3 feet past, she pulls her par effort off the heel of her putter, settling for bogey.
 
The nerves showed up early with the putter. It was a tough start.
 
Par-4 11th, 365 yards:
And one that would only get tougher. After a great greenside bunker shot to 3 feet, Stephanie again misses her short par effort, this time with a cruel lip out. Two holes, two missed 3-footers, 2 over par.
 
At that point I just needed something to go my way.'
 
Par-3 12th, 153 yards:
Trying to keep that smile on her face, Stephanie exchanges a few laughs with Arron. She then steps up and knocks her tee shot 15 feet left of the hole. Faced with a testy right-to-left putt, she finally gets a putt to fall to get back to 1 over.
 
Its working again, she says while walking to the 13th hole, happily rubbing the face of her Scotty Cameron Newport Two putter.
 
Par-4 13th, 408 yards:
By course handicap, this is the toughest hole at Reunion. Stephanie smokes another drive down the center of the fairway. Contrary to the rest of the players in her group ' and most likely the entire field ' Stephanie is not employing the finest in golf technology. Rather, she is using the same clubs she had during her one LPGA run eight years ago, the same set she has had for more than a decade ' Callaway Steelhead irons, Titleist wedges, and a Biggest Big Bertha driver that looked like something you could get for 15 bucks at Play It Again Sports. But it had been effective so far. The rest of her game, however, had been a little shaky. Stephanie pushes her approach shot into the right greenside bunker and the ball nestles on a side slope. She fails to advance her third shot out of the hazard and goes on to make double bogey to fall to 3 over.
 
How did that stay on the hill? she asks incredulously on her way to the next hole.
 
Par-4 14th, 387 yards:
While making her way to the 14th, Stephanie is approached by someone she recognizes. The man gives her a hug and offers some encouraging words. Stephanie chats briefly, thanks him for his well wishes and jokes, Got the bad ones out of the way early. Even after a double, she still manages a smile. After another good tee shot ' the longest in her group ' Stephanie hits her approach shot to 20 feet, two-putts and walks away with a 4.
 
Par! she exclaims with a giant grin.
 
Par-5 17th, 508 yards:
After two more pars, Stephanie is approached by someone else from the gallery on her way to the 17th tee, this time a close friend. Have fun, he says. Oh, Im having a blast, she replies. A large part of the good times could be attributed to the support she was receiving. Whether I made birdie or bogey, they always clapped for me, Stephanie later said. Its just been amazing. And trust me, Ive needed that. Stephanie tries to give them reason to cheer on this relatively short par-5. Another solid tee shot gives her the option of going for the green in two. She accepts the challenge. But even with the wind at her back, her Steelhead metal wood comes up short of the green in a front-side bunker, leaving her with an awkward distance of about 25 yards. With the pin on the back tier, Stephanie hits a brilliant sand shot, running her ball right over the edge of the cup and 10 feet past, where she two-putts for par.
 
I didnt start off well, but once I settled in I started to gain confidence.'
 
Par-4 18th, 421 yards:
An errant tee shot leaves her stranded in a left-hand bunker. She can only advance her ball back to the fairway and eventually has a 12-foot putt for par. She misses and makes the turn in 4-over 40. The crowd cheers nonetheless and, after a turn of the visor to the side, Stephanie rewards them with a minor fist pump.
 
I knew I wasnt out of it. I still had nine holes to play and a chance to get back to even par.
 
Par-3 2nd, 146 yards:
After a par at the first, her 10th hole of the day, Stephanie and company are told by a tour official that they have been placed on the clock. Unfazed, she hits her tee shot to 15 feet, makes the birdie putt, and gets back to 3 over for the tournament.
 
That felt really, really good. That was kind of a jumpstart.'
 
Par-4 4th, 356 yards:
Stephanie pushes her tee shot to the right and her ball rests against the cart path. Upon taking relief, she strikes a beautiful iron shot to 15 feet and makes the birdie to inch closer to level par at 2 over.
 
I really felt like I had some momentum after that one.'
 
Par-4 6th, 415 yards:
Once again, Stephanie is the last to hit among her threesome after striping her tee shot 265 yards. With only 150 yards to the green, she pulls her approach long and left. Her ball nestles in the rough and cant be seen from outside the ropes. Faced with a buried Callaway and a straight downhill chip, she stabs at the ball but it doesnt get within 10 feet of the hole. She misses from there and makes bogey to drop once again to 3 over.
 
I had a little bit of fear with that chip on 6. The fear got me.
 
Par-4 7th, 303 yards:
With her fire stoked, Stephanie crushes her driver on the short par-4 and then hits a tremendous approach shot from the right side of the fairway. The ball barely clears the large protective bunker, takes one hop and settles 5 feet from the pin. After getting a good read off of Jang's putt, which is on the same line but from twice the distance, she converts the birdie to return to 2 over. Her smile returns as well. Knowing how close she is to getting back to even par, Stephanie is starting to show more emotion. She thumped the butt of her wedge on the ground after her poor chip at No. 6. As her playing competitors were putting out, she stood off to the side of the green by herself, shaking her head. The birdie at No. 7 gives her an admitted adrenaline rush. She is 2 over with two to play.
 
I started getting that competitive feeling back. Its something I hadnt experienced in eight years and it felt great.'
 
Par-5 9th, 492 yards:
Following a great par save at the eighth, Stephanie again finds the fairway on her home hole. It was technically her seventh fairway hit in 14 attempts; though, when she missed, she didnt miss by much. She hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation ' but not on her final hole. Standing in the fairway, her approach shot finishes on a deadpan lie left of the green, one she later referred to as cement. She manages to chip to within 7 feet, but a poor stroke on her par putt leaves her a foot short of the hole, and walking off the green in a tie for 111th place at 3-over-par 75.
 
Im not too happy right now, but Im not out of it. At least I have a chance ' and by out of it, I mean a chance to make the cut.'
 
Post round:
Despite the obvious disappointment of bogeying the last, Stephanie still signs an autograph for an elderly gentleman while walking off the ninth green. She is applauded by a solid contingent of fans, many of whom followed her the whole way. Trying to mask her frustration, she buries her head in her hands, but only briefly. She emerges with a smile. After signing her scorecard and signing autographs for a handful of patrons, Stephanie takes time to talk to a Golf Channel production crew and then to one reporter (me).
 
It was an entirely different course from when I practiced on it, she says. I didnt shoot the number I wanted, but I still have tomorrow. I really want to play three more days.
 
And with that she smiles one more time and adds, I feel like Im a 9-year-old again. It was so much fun out there.
 
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  • Hensby takes full responsibility for violation

    By Rex HoggardDecember 13, 2017, 5:28 pm

    The PGA Tour’s Anti-Doping Program manual covers 48 pages of details, from the pressing to the mundane, but for Mark Hensby the key section of the policy could be found on Page 5.

    “The collector may allow you to delay reporting to the testing area for unavoidable obligations; however, you will be monitored from the time of notification until completion of the sample collection process,” the policy reads. “A failure to report to the testing area by the required time is the same as a doping violation under the program.”

    Hensby, a 46-year-old former Tour winner from Australia, didn’t read that section, or any other part of the manual. In fact, he said he hasn’t received the circuit’s anti-doping manual in years. Not that he uses that as an excuse.

    To be clear, Hensby doesn’t blame his anti-doping plight on anyone else.

    “At the end of the day it’s my responsibility. I take full responsibility,” he told GolfChannel.com.

    Like Doug Barron, Scott Stallings and even Vijay Singh before him, Hensby ran afoul of the Tour’s anti-doping policy because, essentially, of a clerical error. There were no failed tests, no in-depth investigations, no seedy entourages who sent Hensby down a dark road of performance-enhancing drug use.

    Just a simple misunderstanding combined with bad timing.

    Hensby, who last played a full season on Tour in 2003, had just completed the opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship when he was approached by a member of the Tour’s anti-doping testing staff. He was angry about his play and had just used the restroom on the 17th hole and, he admits, was in no mood to wait around to take the urine test.

    “Once I said, ‘Can I take it in the morning,’ [the Tour’s anti-doping official] said, ‘We can’t hold you here,’” Hensby recalled. “I just left.”

    Not one but two officials called Hensby that night to ask why he’d declined to take the test, and he said he was even advised to return to the Country Club of Jackson (Miss.) to take the test, which is curious because the policy doesn’t allow for such gaps between notification of a test and the actual testing.

    According to the policy, a player is considered in violation of the program if he leaves the presence of the doping control officers without providing the required sample.

    A Tour official declined to comment on the matter citing the circuit’s policy not to comment on doping violations beyond the initial disclosure.

    A week later, Hensby was informed he was in violation of the Tour’s policy and although he submitted a letter to the commissioner explaining the reasons for his failure to take the test he was told he would be suspended from playing in any Tour-sanctioned events (including events on the Web.com Tour) for a year.

    “I understand now what the consequences are, but you know I’ve been banned for a performance-enhancing drug violation, and I don’t take performance-enhancing drugs,” Hensby said.

    Hensby isn’t challenging his suspension nor did he have any interest in criticizing the Tour’s policy, instead his message two days after the circuit announced the suspension was focused on his fellow Tour members.

    “I think the players need to read that manual really, really well. There are things I wasn’t aware of and I think other players weren’t aware of either,” he said. “You have to read the manual.”

    It was a similar message Stallings offered following his 90-day suspension in 2015 after he turned himself in for using DHEA, an anabolic agent that is the precursor to testosterone production and banned by the Tour.

    “This whole thing was a unique situation that could have been dealt with differently, but I made a mistake and I owned up to it,” Stallings said at the time.

    Barron’s 2009 suspension, which was for a year, also could have been avoided after he tested positive for supplemental testosterone and a beta-blocker, both of which were prescribed by a doctor for what were by many accounts legitimate health issues.

    And Singh’s case, well that chapter is still pending in the New York Supreme Court, but the essential element of the Fijian’s violation was based on his admitted use of deer-antler spray, which contained a compound called IGF-1. Although IGF-1 is a banned substance, the World Anti-Doping Agency has ruled that the use of deer-antler spray is not a violation if an athlete doesn’t fail a drug test. Singh never failed a test.

    The Tour’s anti-doping history is littered with cases that could have been avoided, cases that should have been avoided. Despite the circuit’s best educational efforts, it’s been these relatively innocent violations that have defined the program.

    In retrospect, Hensby knows he should have taken the test. He said he had nothing to hide, but anger got the best of him.

    “To be honest, it would have been hard, the way I was feeling that day, I know I’m a hothead at times, but I would have probably stayed [had he known the consequences],” he admitted. “You’ve got to understand that if you have too much water you can’t get a test either and then you have to stay even longer.”

    Hensby said before his run in with the anti-doping small print he wasn’t sure what his professional future would be, but his suspension has given him perspective and a unique motivation.

    “I was talking to my wife last night, I have a little boy, it’s been a long month,” said Hensby after dropping his son, Caden, off at school. “I think I have a little more drive now and when I come back. I wasn’t going to play anymore, but when I do come back I am going to be motivated.”

    He’s also going to be informed when it comes to the Tour’s anti-doping policy, and he hopes his follow professionals take a similar interest.

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    Lesson with Woods fetches $210K for Harvey relief

    By Will GrayDecember 13, 2017, 2:51 pm

    A charity event featuring more than two dozen pro golfers raised more than $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, thanks in large part to a hefty price paid for a private lesson with Tiger Woods.

    The pro-am fundraiser was organized by Chris Stroud, winner of the Barracuda Championship this summer, and fellow pro and Houston resident Bobby Gates. It was held at Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas, about an hour outside Houston and the first Woods-designed course to open in the U.S.

    The big-ticket item on the auction block was a private, two-person lesson with Woods at Bluejack National that sold for a whopping $210,000.

    Other participants included local residents like Stacy Lewis, Patrick Reed and Steve Elkington as well as local celebrities like NBA All-Star Clyde Drexler, Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

    Stroud was vocal in his efforts to help Houston rebuild in the immediate aftermath of the storm that ravaged the city in August, and he told the Houston Chronicle that he plans to continue fundraising efforts even after eclipsing the event's $1 million goal.

    "This is the best event I have ever been a part of, and this is just a start," Stroud said. "We have a long way to go for recovery to this city, and we want to keep going with this and raise as much as we can and help as many victims as we can."

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    LPGA schedule features 34 events, record purse

    By Randall MellDecember 13, 2017, 2:02 pm

    The LPGA schedule will once again feature 34 events next year with a record $68.75 million in total purses, the tour announced on Wednesday.

    While three events are gone from the 2018 schedule, three new events have been added, with two of those on the West Coast and one in mainland China.

    The season will again start with the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Paradise Island (Jan. 25-28) and end with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., (Nov. 15-18).

    The LPGA played for $65 million in total prize money in 2017.

    An expanded West Coast swing in the front half of the schedule will now include the HUGEL-JTBC Championship in the Los Angeles area April 19-22. The site will be announced at a later date.

    The tour will then make a return to San Francisco’s Lake Merced Golf Club the following week, in a new event sponsored by L&P Cosmetics, a Korean skincare company. Both new West Coast tournaments will be full-field events.

    The tour’s third new event will be played in Shanghai Oct. 18-21 as part of the fall Asian swing. The title sponsor and golf course will be announced at a later date.

    “Perhaps the most important aspect of our schedule is the consistency — continuing to deliver strong playing opportunities both in North America and around the world, while growing overall purse levels every year,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement. “There is simply no better [women’s] tour opportunity in the world, when it comes to purses, global TV coverage or strength of field. It’s an exciting time in women’s golf, with the best players from every corner of the globe competing against each other in virtually every event.”

    While the Evian Championship will again be played in September next year, the tour confirmed its plans to move its fifth major to the summer in 2019, to be part of a European swing, with the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open and the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

    The Manulife LPGA Classic and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational are not returning to the schedule next year. Also, the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open will not be played next year as it prepares to move to the front of the 2019 schedule, to be paired with the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

    The U.S. Women’s Open will make its new place earlier in the summer, a permanent move in the tour’s scheduling. It will be played May 31-June 3 at Shoal Creek Golf Club outside Birmingham, Ala. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June 28-July 1) will be played at Kemper Lakes Golf Club on the north side of Chicago and the Ricoh Women’s British Open (Aug. 2-5) will be played at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.

    For the first time since its inception in 2014, the UL International Crown team event is going overseas, with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, scheduled to host the event Oct. 4-7. The KEB Hana Bank Championship will be played in South Korean the following week.

    Here is the LPGA's schedule for 2018:

    Jan. 25-28: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic; Paradise Island, Bahamas; Purse: $1.4 million

    Feb. 15-18: ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open; Adelaide, Australia; Purse: $1.3 million

    Feb. 21-24: Honda LPGA Thailand; Chonburi, Thailand; Purse: $1.6 million

    March 1-4: HSBC Women's World Championship; Singapore; Purse: $1.5 million

    March 15-18: Bank of Hope Founders Cup; Phoenix, Arizona; Purse: $1.5 million

    March 22-25: Kia Classic; Carlsbad, California; Purse: $1.8 million

    March 29 - April 1: ANA Inspiration; Rancho Mirage, California; Purse: $2.8 million

    April 11-14: LOTTE Championship; Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii; Purse: $2 million

    April 19-22: HUGEL-JTBC Championship; Greater Los Angeles, California; Purse: $1.5 million

    April 26-29: Name to be Announced; San Francisco, California; Purse: $1.5 million

    May 3-6: Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic; The Colony, Texas; Purse: $1.3 million

    May 17-20: Kingsmill Championship; Williamsburg, Virginia; Purse: $1.3 million

    May 24-27: LPGA Volvik Championship; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Purse: $1.3 million

    May 31 - June 3: U.S. Women's Open Championship; Shoal Creek, Alabama; Purse: $5 million

    June 8-10: ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer; Galloway, New Jersey; Purse: $1.75 million

    June 14-17: Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Purse: $2 million

    June 22-24: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G; Rogers, Arkansas; Purse: $2 million

    June 28 - July 1: KPMG Women's PGA Championship; Kildeer, Illinois; Purse: $3.65 million

    July 5-8: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic; Oneida, Wisconsin; Purse: $2 million

    July 12-15: Marathon Classic presented by Owens-Corning and O-I; Sylvania, Ohio; Purse: $1.6 million

    July 26-29: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open; East Lothian, Scotland; Purse: $1.5 million

    Aug. 2-5: Ricoh Women's British Open; Lancashire, England; Purse: $3.25 million

    Aug. 16-19: Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim; Indianapolis, Indiana; Purse: $2 million

    Aug. 23-26: CP Women's Open; Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Purse: $2.25 million

    Aug. 30 - Sept. 2: Cambia Portland Classic; Portland, Oregon; Purse: $1.3 million

    Sept. 13-16: The Evian Championship; Evian-les-Bains, France; Purse: $3.85 million

    Sept. 27-30: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Purse: $1.8 million

    Oct. 4-7: UL International Crown; Incheon, Korea; Purse: $1.6 million

    Oct. 11-14: LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship; Incheon, Korea; Purse: $2 million

    Oct. 18-21: Name to be Announced; Shanghai, China; Purse: $2.1 million

    Oct. 25-28: Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship; New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei; Purse: $2.2 million

    Nov. 2-4: TOTO Japan Classic; Shiga, Japan; Purse: $1.5 million

    Nov. 7-10: Blue Bay LPGA; Hainan Island, China; Purse: $2.1 million

    Nov. 15-18: CME Group Tour Championship; Naples, Florida; Purse: $2.5 million

    Newsmaker of the Year: No. 4, Jordan Spieth

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 13, 2017, 1:00 pm

    Dismissed because he’s supposedly too short off the tee, or not accurate enough with his irons, or just a streaky putter, Jordan Spieth is almost never the answer to the question of which top player, when he’s at his best, would win in a head-to-head match.

    And yet here he is, at the age of 24, with 11 career wins and three majors, on a pace that compares favorably with the giants of the game. He might not possess the firepower of Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, but since he burst onto the PGA Tour in 2013 he has all that matters – a better résumé.

    Spieth took the next step in his development this year by becoming the Tour’s best iron player – and its most mentally tough.


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    Just a great putter? Oh, puhleeze: He won three times despite putting statistics (42nd) that were his worst since his rookie year. Instead, he led the Tour in strokes gained-approach the green and this summer showed the discipline, golf IQ and bounce-back ability that makes him such a unique talent. 

    Even with his putter misbehaving, Spieth closed out the Travelers Championship by holing a bunker shot in the playoff, then, in perhaps an even bigger surprise, perfectly executed the player-caddie celebration, chest-bumping caddie Michael Greller. A few weeks later, sublime iron play carried him into the lead at Royal Birkdale, his first in a major since his epic collapse at the 2016 Masters.

    Once again his trusty putter betrayed him, and by the time he arrived on the 13th tee, he was tied with Matt Kuchar. What happened next was the stuff of legend – a lengthy ruling, gutsy up-and-down, stuffed tee shot and go-get-that putt – that lifted Spieth to his third major title.

    Though he couldn’t complete the career Grand Slam at the PGA, he’ll likely have, oh, another two decades to join golf’s most exclusive club.

    In the barroom debate of best vs. best, you can take the guys with the flair, with the booming tee shots and the sky-high irons. Spieth will just take the trophies.

    THE MAJORS

    Masters Tournament: Return to the 12th; faltering on Sunday (T-11)

    Spieth pars 12, but makes quad on 15

    Spieth takes another gut punch, but still standing

    Article: Spieth splashes to worst Masters finish

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    U.S. Open: 1 over usually good ... not at Erin Hills (T-35)

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    The Open: Unforgettable finish leads to major win No. 3 (1st)

    Spieth survives confusing ordeal on 13

    Photos: Spieth's incredible journey on 13

    Take it, it's yours: Spieth gets claret jug

    Chamblee: Spieth doesn't have 'it' - 'he has it all'

    Article: Spieth silences his doubters - even himself

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    PGA Championship: Career Grand Slam bid comes up well short (T-28)

    Article: Spieth accepts that Grand Slam is off the table


    TWO REGULAR TOUR WINS

    AT&T Pebble Beach

    Article: Spieth rising from 'valley' after Pebble Beach win

    Travelers Championship

    Spieith wins dramatic Travelers in playoff

    Watch: Spieth holes bunker shot, goes nuts


    FUN OUTSIDE OF TOUR LIFE


    PHOTO GALLERIES

    Photos: Jordan Spieth and Annie Verret

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    Photos: Jordan Spieth through the years