Ones to Watch: PGA Pros
Local PGA players competing in the back-to-back tournaments include J.J. Henry, Colonial member Ryan Palmer and 2015 Byron Nelson Champion Steven Bowditch and of course, 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, who tied for second with Brandt Snedeker at the Colonial last year. Ranked No. 1 in the world ahead of Spieth at No. 2 at the time of publication, Jason Day has also committed to the Byron.
“All the excitement and main energy will be around Jordan, and I would definitely go watch him play,” Frazar says, who’s known Spieth for several years. “He’s one of those special guys who has the ‘it’ factor but he has a lot of poise [that] comes from deep down.” The Colonial’s 2015 and 2014 winners, Chris Kirk and Adam Scott (who is also ranked among the top 10 in the world), will also return to Fort Worth.
Jordan Spieth (right) warms up before hosting the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson Youth Clinic.