From left: Austin Connelly, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, and Kyle Stanley. PGA TOUR

Burning Up the Leaderboards

Players with ClubCorp connections steal the spotlight at PGA Tour tournaments


Jordan Spieth, who grew up playing golf at Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas, pocketed two impressive wins this past summer. In June, he hit a 60-foot shot from a bunker and holed out to beat Daniel Berger in a playoff at the Travelers Championship. Then in July, just days before his 24th birthday, he scored his third major win at the 2017 Open Championship — becoming only the second player to win three different major tournaments before turning 24.

But Spieth wasn’t the only player with ClubCorp ties making headlines at recent PGA Tour events:

  • Austin Connelly, the first ClubCorp-sponsored player and a member of Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas, scored an impressive third-round 66 and ultimately tied for 14th at the 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale, his first major.
  •  Xander Schauffele, a member of Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego, Calif., birdied the final hole of the Greenbrier Classic in July to grab his first PGA Tour victory.
  • Also in July, Kyle Stanley, a member of Canterwood Golf & Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash., won the Quicken Loans National in a playoff against Charles Howell III, securing his second PGA Tour win.

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