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19-year-old Spieth claims John Deere Classic

07/15/2013 11:13 AM ET
By Mike Tanowitz

Jordan Spieth became the first teenager to win a PGA Tour event since 1931.
Remember how great summers were as a teenager? Jordan Spieth's final summer as a teenager certainly was, but for a different reason then yours for sure.

On Sunday, Spieth became the first teenager since 1931 to win a PGA Tour event, winning the John Deere Classic. Spieth had a tremendous hole-out from the bunker on 18 to enter a playoff with Zach Johnson and David Hearn. The three golfers could not be separated until the fifth playoff hole when Spieth sunk a short par putt for the win. Winning this early in his career came as a surprise to everyone, including the 19 year-old.

"I didn't think it would happen this early," said Spieth, who turns 20 in two weeks. "I had a plan. I guess the plan got exceeded."

Before turning pro, Spieth played a year of golf at the University of Texas, helping the Longhorns win an NCAA Championship. Instead of heading back home to Texas following the John Deere Classic, Spieth is Scotland bound. His win earned him a spot in the Open Championship, which will take place at Muirfield Village this upcoming week.

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