T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Jordan Spieth plays America's two highest ranked courses in same day
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 10:28 a.m.
With our focus on the PGA Grand Slam of Golf this week, this bit of news regarding rising American golf star Jordan Spieth slipped through our fingers.
Pardon us if you already know this, but we couldn't let it pass without weighing in.
Annually, the two highest ranked golf courses in the U.S. are New Jersey's Pine Valley Golf Club and Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. Obviously both places are extremely exclusive. So, it's nice to know someone, or be someone -- or, better yet, to know someone AND be someone.
That brings us to Spieth, the 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
On Tuesday, the 20-year-old who just participated in his first Presidents Cup, played Pine Valley and Augusta National... in the same day!
Spieth, along with golf coach Cameron McCormick played Pine Valley first (where McCormick says Spieth shot 67), before heading south to Georgia for a tee time at Augusta National.
The two also played Augusta National again Wednesday morning.
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In case you weren't jealous enough, check out this Instagram photo Spieth snapped Tuesday evening at Augusta National:
Spieth wrote this in the message on that Instagram: "The back nine at Augusta this evening. Only group on the course. Heaven on earth."
The only group on the course? You're killing us, man!
When the trip ended and Spieth got home to Dallas, he tweeted this:
Home in Dtown after thegolf trip of a lifetime. Played all 18 at Augusta today.. never want to play anywhere else! Prep for China in 2 weeks
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) October 16, 2013
Golf trip of a lifetime? No kidding, kid!
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