Pro golfer Jordan Spieth hopes being home in Texas will help him at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
Last year torrential rain disrupted the tournament. This year some showers are expected Wednesday and Thursday, but after that the weather should be clear.
Crews are already busy getting the greens ready. Wednesday is the pro-am and tournament play starts Thursday. Spieth, a two-time Major champ and the world’s No. 2 golfer, has already hosted a youth clinic.
Spieth got his start at the Byron Nelson at age 16. He actually tied for 16th. Now at 22, he has quite the following and is arguably the biggest draw at any competition. He said a win in North Texas would be the icing on the cake.
“This is an event my dad and I would hop the fence to watch. We also paid for tickets some years and we had to park too far away. I think one year he got his car towed. This is my hometown event I learned golf at, and to try to win would be a very special moment for me,” he said.
The tournament runs through Sunday. The first 8,000 fans to arrive on Saturday will receive a free Spieth bobblehead.