Masters champion Spieth officially commits to Byron Nelson
IRVING, Texas (AP) Masters champion Jordan Spieth has affirmed his commitment to play in the Byron Nelson Championship, the hometown tournament where he tied for 16th as a 16-year-old amateur five years ago.
Tournament officials said Tuesday that Spieth, along with former Byron Nelson champions Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, were among the latest nine commitments to play next month. The opening round at TPC Four Seasons is May 28.
Spieth had always said he would play in the Nelson this year, but now has made his commitment official.
After his 16th-place showing in 2010, Spieth made the cut again the following year and missed his high school graduation ceremony while playing in the third round. Spieth finished tied for 37th at the Nelson last year at 2 under.