17-year-old makes cut, then makes ace
Jordan Spieth's position as "the next big thing" in golf may already be in jeopardy, thanks to a 17-year-old high school senior from Highland Park, Texas.
At a time when most teenagers are worried more about who to take to the prom, how to make enough money to fill the gas tank and where to go during their summer vacation, Scottie Scheffler's goals for this weekend were a touch loftier. The 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur champion received a sponsor's exemption to play in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in nearby Irving, so golf was going to take precedence over homework, video games and movies.
So faced with that kind of challenge, what did Scheffler do? Well, he shot 68 on Friday to make the cut. And then on Saturday, with his family watching from beyond the ropes -- and sister Callie on the bag -- Scheffler pulled out a 5-iron and aced the 221-yard par-3 No. 2 hole, only the sixth hole-in-one on the PGA Tour this season.
In case you haven't heard, 17-year old sponsors exemption Scottie Scheffler just aced hole No. 2 with a 5-iron! #hpbnc
— HP Byron Nelson (@hpbnc) May 17, 2014
Scottie Scheffler. If you haven't heard the name before, now you have. And chances are, you'll hear it again in the not-too-distant future.
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