Jordan Spieth, a 19 year old who just turned pro in December, is looking for his first career victory on the PGA Tour. He’s played himself into contention after two days at the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club. Spieth does not currently possess a Tour card, but thanks to the fact that he played well in events he entered with sponsor exemptions, he earned himself a special temporary exemption for the year. That gives him the ability to accept unlimited exemptions.
Now that he has given himself the chance to play accepted unlimited exemptions, Spieth’s next goal is to win an event. That will guarantee his Tour card for two years and get him into the FedEx Cup playoffs, which are only open to those golfers that are considered members. “It’s been a great dream come true this year,” Spieth said. “I didn’t know where I was going to go each week for the year.”
The second round is still in the process of being completed, but Spieth and Roberto Castro are the leaders in the clubhouse at seven under par. Spieth is there thanks to an impressive 66 in his second round. He carded five birdies on the front and nine bogeys on the back. Not many people, even those that that have scored well, have been able to turn in a clean card.
Spieth seems to have been born for this, and while the progression has been a quick one, he has seemingly taken as much time as he has needed before moving on to the next step of his career. The next logical step is for him to record a victory, which should come before too long if history is any indication.