American golfer Jordan Spieth to play in first US PGA Tour tournament after failing to meet minimum last season
Jordan Spieth will play in the US PGA Tour Championship, in Las Vegas, after failing to achieve the minimum criteria for last season's event.
Los Angeles: Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth will play next month in Las Vegas in his first US PGA Tour fall tournament in America after failing to meet the tour event minimum last season.
Spieth failed to meet the minimum number of PGA starts last season after he failed to qualify for the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship, opening him to a fine and "major penalty" under tour rules.
But officials said last month that Spieth and the tour had reached an unrevealed "resolution" and that might have led to Spieth's change in schedule for an early start in the 2018-19 season.
Spieth will tee off 1-4 November at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin.
"I'm really excited to be playing," Spieth said, adding, "the event has been on my radar for a while, as the course has a great reputation on tour and I absolutely love the affiliation with the hospital. It's going to be a really fun week in a great city."
Spieth previously played fall US PGA events from 2013-15 at the WGC HSBC Champions in China. In 2014, he won the Australian Open and Hero World Challenge, setting up a five-win campaign in 2015.
The 25-year-old American won the 2015 Masters and US Open and 2017 British Open and needs only the PGA Championship to complete a career Grand Slam.
One shot behind and running out of holes, Rahm made a sweeping, left-to-right birdie putt from 25 feet on the 17th hole to tie for the lead, and closed with another bending 18-foot birdie putt that gave him a one-shot victory over hard-luck Louis Oosthuizen.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, fired a one-under par 70 to stand on five-under 208 after 54 holes at Torrey Pines with Hughes, who fired a 68, and Henley, who saved par from a bunker at 18 to shoot 71.
The 26-year-old Spaniard remains an oddsmakers favorite this week at Torrey Pines as he chases his first major victory two weeks after being forced to withdraw from the Memorial with a six-stroke lead through 54 holes.