Spieth to Play in 2011 Byron Nelson Championship

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Jesuit senior Jordan Spieth, currently ranked No. 2 on the amateur Polo Golf Rankings, has accepted a sponsor exemption to play in the 2011 Byron Nelson Championship at the Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Spieth made headlines last year when he finished 16th in the tournament and scored an interview on ESPN’s Sportscenter. Read the full press release in all its glory after the jump.


Irving, TX, Feb. 24, 2011 – The Salesmanship Club of Dallas announced today that Dallas amateur Jordan Spieth has accepted a sponsor exemption to play in the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Spieth will return to the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas where he made national headlines in 2010. After making the cut in the 2010 Nelson, Spieth went on to finish T16, which is the best amateur finish on record in the tournament’s 43-year history.

“Jordan added a great energy to the tournament last year,” said 2011 tournament chairman John Beckert. “And he certainly proved that he could compete at this level.  I’m sure everyone will be interested to see how he follows that up on the course this year.”

Spieth is currently ranked No. 2 on the Polo Golf Rankings, with his most recent American Junior Golf Association victory recorded this week at the 2011 HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods. Spieth, who was the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, led the 2010 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team to victory by winning all three of his matches. Spieth also claimed a win at the 2010 Ping Invitational.

The 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship will be played Memorial Day weekend, May 23-29, at the TPC Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas in Irving.

About the HP Byron Nelson Championship

The HP Byron Nelson Championship has been a premier event on the PGA TOUR since 1968. Dallas’ biggest sports attraction and most anticipated social event of the spring is also the most financially successful charity event on the PGA TOUR, raising over $116 million for children and families served by Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. Join us Memorial Day weekend in 2011 – May 23-29 at the Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

A Great Time. A Greater Cause. Learn more at hpbnc.org.

About Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers

The Salesmanship Club has a rich history of serving children in our community. Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, a proud partner of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, currently operates innovative programs for children and their families, including the J. Erik Jonsson Community School in Oak Cliff, and child and family therapy centers in Oak Cliff and the Stemmons corridor. From educational services for at-risk kids to therapy services for troubled kids, the charity beneficiary of the HP Byron Nelson Championship has continued to serve Dallas kids and families since 1920. Learn more at salesmanshipclub.org.

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