Spieth Commits To First U.S.-Based Fall Event

Jordan Spieth seems to be making quick amends for what we’ve dubbed “The Spieth Rule,” ie. the punishment for not playing in 25 sanctioned Tour events without adding a new event to your schedule under the PGA Tour’s Strength of Field Regulation. 

The Texan has committed to play in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the beginning of November, the first time Spieth has teed it up in a U.S.-based fall event in his career. 

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“I’m really excited to be playing in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open,” Spieth told The Las Vegas Review-Journal. “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 was slated to have a “major penalty,” but Andy Prazder, Tour’s chief of operations, said that the Tour and Spieth’s reps had come to an amicable compromise, although he wouldn’t delve into what that compromise was.

Now, we know.

“I have talked to Jordan and we’ve resolved it,” Andy Pazder, the Tour’s chief of operations, said at The Tour Championship last month. “We have come to a resolution. I’m not going to be able to share the details of that, (but) I will say the result is something that you will see next season. It’s resolved in a way that’s going to be a win for our tournaments, our fans and golf in general.”

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Spieth will join Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau and defending champion Patrick Cantlay in the field at TPC Summerlin.