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Spieth can make more history at Match Play

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 25: Kevin Na reacts to his shot from the 18th tee during the final round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open on October 25, 2015 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)  - 

MARANA, Ariz. – Jordan Spieth is the youngest ...

It’s become a common theme on the PGA Tour as the 20-year-old has blazed a trail from outsider to perennial contender, and on Friday he took another step toward adding another accolade to his burgeoning resume.

If Spieth – who defeated defending champion Matt Kuchar, 2 and 1, in Round 3 – survives his quarterfinal match against Ernie Els, which features the week’s oldest and youngest players, and plays his way to the title he will become the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship.

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Yet even though he’s played like a veteran the last year, the 2013 Rookie of the Year still feels like he has plenty to learn about match play.

“I definitely, definitely still have a lot more maturing to do as far as that’s concerned,” he said. “The big thing out here is just try and stay as neutral as possible and realize that if you give yourself 20 feet, that’s great.”