While Tiger Woods was winning another World Golf Championship Tournament, 19-year old former Longhorn Jordan Spieth was working his way towards a full exemption on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods spent his weekend coasting to a win in the WGC-Cadillac Championship, his 17th in the elite WGC series.
Meanwhile former Longhorn Jordan Spieth turned in a pretty good weekend of work a well on the PGA Tour. The 19-year old got a sponsor's exemption into the Puerto Rico Open, and on Saturday, he recorded his first hole-in-one as a touring pro.
Then on Sunday Spieth fired his fourth straight round in the 60's (67) to to finish in a tie for 2nd in the official tour event.
Spieth had rounds of 69-66-67-67 for a 269 total and a check for $308,000. Jordan is a member of the web.com tour, but can take up to 7 sponsor's exemptions on the PGA tour. Spieth won $65,000 at the AT&T Celebrity Pro-AM, which means he has already won $373,000 in 2013. The Top 125 money winners for the year get a full exemption for the next season, and Spieth looks to be more than halfway to the earnings he will need to get his PGA card.
His 2nd place finish on Sunday automatically puts him in next week's tournament, the Tampa Bay Championship, and that means it doesn't count against his sponsor exemptions.
In 2012 Spieth was the Big-12 player of the year and an All-American as he helped Texas to the National Championship. Spieth won U.S. Junior Amateur titles in 2009 and 2011 and the only other golfer with more than one U.S. Junior Amateur title is Tiger Woods.
Spieth has now played in 8 PGA events as both an amateur and a pro and he has made the cut in 6 of them.