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Jordan Spieth - July 6, 2012

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Jordan Spieth, who is #1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and earned Low Amateur honors in the 2012 U.S. Open, is preparing to play on the PGA TOUR next week in the John Deere Classic. Spieth said that he has had a very exciting past few weeks but he has had a chance to rest and he is looking forward to next week.

When asked about his future at the University of Texas, Spieth said that he is planning to enter PGA TOUR Q-School this year as an amateur. When he made the cut in the U.S. Open, he became exempt into the second stage of Q-School which will make the possible road to the 2013 PGA TOUR much easier and since this is the last year of PGA TOUR Q-School, he decided that he needed to at least give this a shot.

The more he plays on the PGA TOUR, the more comfortable he has become in asking questions of the PGA TOUR veterans. In his first few PGA TOUR starts, he felt a bit nervous around the pros and as a result he was unable to take full advantage of those learning experiences but the more he plays on the PGA TOUR, the more confident he becomes in those surroundings.

Future University of Texas player Beau Hossler played in both the U.S. Open and the AT&T National and Spieth said that he has known Beau for a long time and he is very impressed with his game. As we saw at The Olympic Club, Beau has a consistency in his all-around game that we are more accustomed to seeing in a 40-year-old. Spieth said that he very happy to see his friend succeed in these big events and it is even better that Beau will be heading to the University of Texas in 2013.

The final day of the NCAA Championship is still a bit of a blur to him. It was an incredible day and an incredible moment to be a part of the winning team at Riviera Country Club as it has always been a goal of his to be part of a National Championship-winning team. He added that it has certainly been a pleasant and unexpected surprise to have accomplished that goal as a freshman.

After the John Deere Classic, he is going to play in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational on the Web.com Tour in Columbus, Ohio and may try to play in a few more tournaments before returning to the University of Texas for the start of his sophomore year.