Earlier this month, Jordan Spieth committed to playing in next week’s Shriners, which will be his first career start in a wraparound event, excluding the WGC China stop.
Per Golfweek (via Golf Channel), you can now add a second fall event, as the 25-year old superstar will reportedly tee it up at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, giving Spieth back-to-back fall season starts.
As previously reported, the announcements appear to be part of deal worked out between Spieth and Andy Pazder – the PGA Tour’s COO, after the Texan failed to make the required number of starts in 2018.
After not qualifying for the Tour Championship for the first time in his career, Spieth fell short of the requisite starts for PGA Tour players, as he’d planned his schedule around a trip to East Lake.
The PGA Tour’s rules state: The player “shall be subject to a major penalty,” which is a fine of at least $20,000 or even suspension.
However, at the time of the learned infraction, Pazder, said, “I have talked to Jordan and we’ve resolved it. We have come to a resolution.
“I’m not going to be able to share the details of that, [but] I will say the result is something that you will see next season. It’s resolved in a way that’s going to be a win for our tournaments, our fans and golf in general.”
Translation: It appears Spieth’s fine is a two-week golf trip – first in Las Vegas, then off to the resort island of Mayakoba, competing for purses worth over $13 million.
ht/ Golf Week, Golf Channel