Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. In this case, the saying might be “You miss 100 percent of the drives you don’t swing for.”
A Monday tweet from the PGA Tour shed some light on how former Longhorn and 2017 Open Championship winner Jordan Spieth managed to play in the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship as a 16-year-old: He sent a letter to tournament chairman George Conant.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 14, 2018
“As a Dallas native, I have dreamed of playing in this event ever since my dad took me to whatch when i was 8,” the letter reads in part. It also lists his various golf accomplishments, and a pretty cool story about the first time Spieth met Phil Mickleson.
Of course, history knows what happened next. Spieth did compete and he finished T16 in the tournament. His entire high school class was let out of school to watch him compete.
"This man's got game."
Spieth's entire junior high school class was let out of school to watch him compete.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 15, 2018
There you go. Shoot your shot. Swing your driver. You never know what might happen.
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