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The Longhorn golfer finished as the low amatuer at the US Open this weekend.
Not sure if this will influence his decision to return to school or turn pro but congrats are in order either way.
This post was edited by BobbyBurton 22 months ago
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Here, here. He flew under the radar giving way to the Beau Hossler storyline. He clawed his way past the cut and was one of only a handful of players who shot under par over the weekend (-1). I don't see him turning pro until after the results of the U.S. Amateur. We will know soon enough.
Yeah, the US Amateur is the key for so many guys in his position.
My bet would be one more year at Texas, but I don't have any concrete info/knowledge on it.
If he returns for a second year, and Hossler is a mid-term guy in January 2013 with what Texas has coming back, hard to imagine the Longhorns not winning back-to-back NC's.
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Watching those two guys representing The University was highly satisfying this weekend.
Just heard on morning drive that Jordan is going to qschool qualifier this summer as an amateur and if he qualifies he will be gone. I like the PGA giving these amateurs this chance as it makes the choice easy and educated.
16 and 18 cost Hossler the low Amateur, his play deserved it but that is maturity, he has to close regardless of position.
Both represented Texas very well. Like how Hossler was all pimped out in Texas gear...saw that Jordan also had some burnt orange on him...as I said, both did very well.
Good stuff, and agree 100% on your point about the PGA Tour.
I think that is the smart way to go about it by Jordan, and his people, as well.
Spieth is in a very good position to make some immediate endorsement money IMO. Key guy of Texas NC team, low am at US Open...if he qualifies for the PGA Tour, I'm guessing he begins his career with seven figures of endorsement deals from shirt, hat & clothes representation, golf bag representation, etc...
This post was edited by Gerry Hamilton 22 months ago
Even if Spieth leaves, Texas will still have a decent shot at a title next year (assuming this Hossler mid-term rumor is true), as they return their 3 through 5 guys from this year in Vegas, Hakula, and Gribble, and replace their 1 and 2 with two of the top high schoolers in the world in Stone and Hossler.
Any way the staff here could get an interview with Hossler on the mid-term rumor, considering all the recent interest in UT golf?
It just makes sense for him to try his hand at Q-school now. This is the final year for that. After this, the only way on tour will be through the Nationwide tour. Grinding it out on that tour probably doesn't appeal to him.
Let us see what we can do.
Probably would have been easier a week ago.
Jordan is ready physically to play on the tour, mentally he may not be. I think another year at Texas being the man would help, but if he qualifies this summer, it's hard to pass up the millions that await him.
Hossler was money, espcially Saturday's round where he followed up every bogey with birdies.
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Hossler has shopped at the Co-Op
I own two of the polos he wore this week.
PGA.com story on the 2 Texas guys.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Beau Hossler’s bid for low amateur honors ended at the 18th hole on Sunday. The precocious 17-year-old, who started the final round in a tie for eighth, needed to get to get up and down from the greenside bunker to beat Jordan Spieth, who is a rising sophomore at Texas.
I'm not a fan of the Texas style visor he wore, honestly.
you should ban yourself for that comment
Agree. There is nothing wrong with throwing it back Crenshaw and Kite style.
Lol. Not a throwback style guy in this case.
I thought it looked cool and I think visors are pretty stupid.
Thought Spieth's hat looked much better than Hossler's visor.
The white sweater wasn't much better.
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