Jordan Spieth of the United States looks on from the 11th tee during the first round of the THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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This letter from a 16-year-old Jordan Spieth to a PGA chairman will inspire you

Posted May 16th, 2018

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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.

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“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.

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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.

There you go. Shoot your shot. Swing your driver. You never know what might happen.

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