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Spieth to vie in Vegas

Agence France-Presse

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LOS ANGELES — Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth will play next month in Las Vegas in his first US PGA Tour fall tournament in America after failing to meet the tour event minimum last season.

Spieth failed to meet the minimum number of PGA starts last season after he failed to qualify for the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship, opening him to a fine and “major penalty” under tour rules.

But officials said last month that Spieth and the tour had reached an unrevealed “resolution” and that might have led to Spieth’s change in schedule for an early start in the 2018-19 season.

Spieth will tee off 1 to 4 November at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin.

“I’m really excited to be playing,” Spieth said. “The event has been on my radar for a while, as the course has a great reputation on tour and I absolutely love the affiliation with the hospital. It’s going to be a really fun week in a great city.”

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