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Jordan Spieth decided to turn pro after 2012 US Open

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Jordan Spieth, maker of great decisions. (USATSI)
Jordan Spieth, maker of great decisions. (USATSI)

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What were you doing when you were 18?

Jordan Spieth was trying to figure out if he should become a professional golfer.

According to this article by the AP, Spieth knew it was time after the 2012 US Open at Olympic Club. You know, the one where he shot 69-70 on the weekend and easily flew past Beau Hossler for low amateur honors.

"I actually announced pretty much to my family and coach that I was turning pro that summer," Spieth said. "Then I just turned after the fall season."

This turned out to be an interesting decision if only because of his comments about pursuing the PGA Tour after failing to make it via Q-School at the end of 2012.

"I know what I'm going to do," he said. "I'm just not saying anything right now."

He did, in fact, know what he was doing. But let's go back to that US Open real quick. Why was he so convinced of his ability after playing that tournament?

"So being able to play the weekend of a major championship under par — at a US Open under par — I think is when I sat back said, 'You know, maybe I'm ready to go,'" he said.

I think that was probably a good decision.

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