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September 4, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Fred Couples used his captain's picks to select 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson to fill out the 12-man American Presidents Cup team. Spieth is the youngest American to play in the Presidents Cup. Couples chose Spieth over Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson. Furyk had been on every American team since 1997. The Presidents Cup is Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The Americans have a 7-1-1 lead in the series. Their only loss was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne. International team captain Nick Price selected Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe and Marc Leishman of Australia.
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April 13, 2014 | From staff and wire reports
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Bubba Watson claimed his second Masters title on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club by taking control of the final round with three birdies late on the front nine and then cruising to a three-shot victory. Watson, who won his first major tournament at the 2012 Masters, shot a final-round 69 to finish at eight-under-par 280. Jordan Spieth, a 20-year-old Masters rookie from Texas who began Sunday as co-leader with Watson at five under, shot even par for the day to finish tied at five under with Sweden's Jonas Blixt, who had a final-round 71 while playing in his first Masters tournament.
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July 14, 2013 | By David Wharton
Jordan Spieth needed something special to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931. Actually, he need two special somethings. First, the 19-year-old holed out from a bunker on the 72nd hole to grab a share of first place. Then, on the fifth playoff hole, he punched out from the rough to save par and walk away with the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill. The win qualified him for the British Open. "Obviously I don't even know what to say right now," he said.
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April 13, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Like John Travolta's character in “Saturday Night Fever,” Jordan Spieth strutted down the Augusta National practice range, one confident stride after the next. While onlookers applauded, Spieth high-fived Sean Foley, the swing coach for Justin Rose. After reaching the practice green, Spieth bantered with playing partner Bubba Watson. He appeared completely in his element, a 20-year-old ready to prove that experience matters as much as the color of your shirt.
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April 12, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, had already fulfilled his interview obligations behind the Augusta National clubhouse Saturday, his demands smaller than usual with a third-round 76 dropping him into 16th place and bursting the bubble of his repeat bid. So the Masters spotlight quickly shifted within Scott's group, to a caddie of a 20-year-old Masters first-timer. Michael Greller was the new encircled man, the on-course compass for Jordan Spieth, a wildly skilled Texas kid with eye-opening maturity and an unlikely emergence as the 54-hole Masters co-leader.
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April 13, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Like John Travolta's character in “Saturday Night Fever,” Jordan Spieth strutted down the Augusta National practice range, one confident stride after the next. While onlookers applauded, Spieth high-fived Sean Foley, the swing coach for Justin Rose. After reaching the practice green, Spieth bantered with playing partner Bubba Watson. He appeared completely in his element, a 20-year-old ready to prove that experience matters as much as the color of your shirt.
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January 24, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
  LA JOLLA - It was difficult to know the significance of what took place in the featured group at the Farmers Insurance Open here Friday. Golf has many moving parts, and many were moving when Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth teed it up together on the North Course at Torrey Pines. Numbers help. Woods is 38, Spieth 20. Woods shot a one-under-par 71 and made the cut by a shot. Spieth shot a nine-under 63, nine birdies and no bogeys, and led the field by one shot going into Saturday's third round.
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April 12, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a final pairing with the most frightening of competitors. A 20-year-old kid who refuses to call him by his first name. Jordan Spieth respectfully refers to all of his elders as "Mister," which will make him the only person at Augusta National not referring to his co-leader as "Bubba. " "Yeah, 'Mr. Watson,' for sure," Spieth said, pausing, smiling.
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January 6, 2014 | Staff and wire reports
Zach Johnson started the new year the way he ended the last one. Johnson pulled away with three consecutive birdies on the back nine at Kapalua, Hawaii, and closed with a seven-under-par 66 for a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth in the Tournament of Champions on Monday. Spieth, who had a one-shot lead going to the back nine, birdied his last two holes for a 69. "I just picked it apart," said Johnson, who finished at 19-under 273. "I didn't deviate from anything I typically do on a golf course.
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May 23, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament — even though most folks probably will remember Jordan Spieth as the big winner at Irving, Texas. Day fought through a rocky final round for a two-over-par 72, but it was good enough to give the 22-year-old Australian his first PGA Tour win. Still, the 2010 Nelson will be remembered for the remarkable Tour debut by Spieth, a 16-year-old junior at a Dallas high school.
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April 13, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - If you remember the first time Bubba Watson won the Masters - heck, the two-year anniversary was just Tuesday - that victory came with high drama and a legendary shot: Watson's hooked, gap-wedge magic trick to the green from deep in the pine straw on the final playoff hole at Augusta National. “Made me famous,” Watson acknowledged. So on Sunday evening when he arrived at the final green with a three-shot advantage and a long, fast birdie putt, Watson simply needed reassurance that he was in such a comfortable position.
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April 13, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The fireworks show that seemed to be scheduled for Sunday's final round of the Masters fizzled out late in the afternoon. It wasn't just that Bubba Watson cruised to his three-shot victory, it's that playing partner Jordan Spieth was really the only one to seriously contend on the final day. In the penultimate group, neither Jonas Blixt nor Matt Kuchar began a serious charge. Blixt and Kuchar shot 71 and 74, respectively, Sunday but combined to make just one back-nine birdie - Blixt's on the par-five 13th.
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April 13, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The winner didn't raise his fists to the sky, he dropped his head to his knees. The winner didn't shout to the heavens, he wept into the shoulder of his wife. The winner didn't play precision golf or careful golf or even anything that can be remotely described as textbook golf. Run a lint brush over those green jackets, put some storm windows on Butler Cabin, the Masters has once again been won with Bubba Golf. Or, in the joyous, Southern-twanged tones of thousands who lined the 18th fairway at Augusta National early Sunday evening, Bub-baaaa!
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April 12, 2014 | From staff and wire reports
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After two rounds of stellar golf, Bubba Watson stumbled on moving day at the Masters. Watson had four bogeys on the front side Saturday -- twice as many as he had in the first two rounds combined -- and failed to pull away from an emboldened group of challengers that included 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, whose two-under-par 70 in the third round gave him a share of the lead with Watson at five-under 211 through 54 holes. Already the youngest player since the Depression to win on the PGA Tour, Spieth showed he might be ready to make a run at becoming a major champion.
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April 12, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein and Dan Wiederer
- Say this for Bubba Watson : He has a positive attitude. Despite shooting a two-over-par 74 in Saturday's third round of the Masters, the 2012 champion called it "all in all, a good day. " "The greens were the firmest I'd seen in years," Watson said. "I'm not too worried about what went on … and if I play bad [Sunday], I still have a green jacket. " Watson, who holds a share of the 54-hole lead at five under, left a flurry of putts short Saturday and three-putted two greens - two more than he had Thursday and Friday combined.
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April 12, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, had already fulfilled his interview obligations behind the Augusta National clubhouse Saturday, his demands smaller than usual with a third-round 76 dropping him into 16th place and bursting the bubble of his repeat bid. So the Masters spotlight quickly shifted within Scott's group, to a caddie of a 20-year-old Masters first-timer. Michael Greller was the new encircled man, the on-course compass for Jordan Spieth, a wildly skilled Texas kid with eye-opening maturity and an unlikely emergence as the 54-hole Masters co-leader.
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April 13, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The fireworks show that seemed to be scheduled for Sunday's final round of the Masters fizzled out late in the afternoon. It wasn't just that Bubba Watson cruised to his three-shot victory, it's that playing partner Jordan Spieth was really the only one to seriously contend on the final day. In the penultimate group, neither Jonas Blixt nor Matt Kuchar began a serious charge. Blixt and Kuchar shot 71 and 74, respectively, Sunday but combined to make just one back-nine birdie - Blixt's on the par-five 13th.
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January 5, 2014 | Staff and wire reports
Webb Simpson wanted to give his caddie something good to see on television. He delivered a five-under-par 68 that gave Simpson a three-way tie for the lead with Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth going into the final round of the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Hawaii. Simpson said he played with a heavy heart Sunday upon learning that the newborn son of his caddie, Paul Tesori , was in intensive care. He said that players and caddies are sending along their best to Tesori, and that Simpson rarely went a hole without thinking about him. But he played some good golf on a beautiful day, getting into the mix of a wild tournament.
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April 12, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a final pairing with the most frightening of competitors. A 20-year-old kid who refuses to call him by his first name. Jordan Spieth respectfully refers to all of his elders as "Mister," which will make him the only person at Augusta National not referring to his co-leader as "Bubba. " "Yeah, 'Mr. Watson,' for sure," Spieth said, pausing, smiling.
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April 11, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut by a stroke, done in by two triple bogeys - at No. 7 on Thursday and No. 12 on Friday. Coming into the week, Mickelson had never made a triple at the 12th and had twice as many birdies there (16) as double bogeys. But a weak tee shot Friday put him in the front bunker, and a three-shot beach party began.
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