Dallas - Masters champion Jordan Spieth will get another chance to give home
fans the victory they're longing to see when he tees it up at the Byron Nelson
Championship this week.
The 21-year-old from Dallas finished tied for second on Sunday at Colonial
in nearby Fort Worth.
Spieth entered the final round five shots behind leader Kevin Na, but
stormed into contention with four birdies in his first six holes before
settling for his share of second behind Chris Kirk.
"I'd like to build on the momentum from last week," said Spieth,
who has now finished runner-up in three Texas tournaments this season - at San
Antonio, Houston and Fort Worth.
"It would be really cool to close one out and this would be a dream
come true at this event," added Spieth, who first played the Byron Nelson
as a 16-year-old - creating a sensation with three straight rounds in the 60s
before closing with a 72 to finish tied for 16th.
"This is one I've always imagined winning and it would be cool to just
do it this year," he said.
Spieth will be up against a field that includes defending champion Brendon
Todd along with 2010 winner Jason Day and fellow Australian Adam Scott.
As they did last week, players will be battling wet weather.
Torrential rain has left much of Texas swamped. Rain was falling at more
than an inch an hour early Wednesday in the Dallas area, prompting flash flood
"Still playable," was Spieth's assessment of the TPC Four Seasons
resort course in suburban Irving after playing in the Pro-Am on Wednesday.
"The greens are rolling good... It's really amazing that you can host a
tour event after the weather that we've been getting the last month. It's
brutal," he said.
"It actually makes it less of a bomber's course this week and more of
putting a premium of hitting the fairway, because if you hit the ball in the
rough it's still going to gather mud on it, it's wet enough. Then you're left
with a mud ball out of the rough."