Jordan Spieth and the Youngest Golfers Ever to Make a PGA Tour Event Cut

Eric CaspersonCorrespondent IIMay 27, 2011

Jordan Spieth and the Youngest Golfers Ever to Make a PGA Tour Event Cut

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    IRVING, TX - MAY 27: Jordan Spieth takes a club from caddie Kramer Hickock during the second round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas on May 27, 2011 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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    Jordan Spieth has not even graduated from high school and he has already made two cuts on the PGA Tour.

    For the second straight year, Spieth has made the cut at the Byron Nelson Classic in Irving, Texas. Spieth currently stands tied for sixth at three-under.

    At 17 years old, Spieth is not even the youngest golfer to make a PGA tour cut. In fact there are five players who were younger than Spieth that have made it into the weekend rounds.

    Here are the youngest players ever to make a PGA Tour cut. 

7. Matteo Manassero

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    VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  Matteo Manassero of Italy acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club on May 27, 2011 in Virginia Water, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Imag
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    Age: 16 years, 11 months, 21 days

    Tournament: 2010 Masters

    Matteo Manassero is one of the up and coming golfers of the new generation. He has already made two cuts in Major Tournaments, including this one at the 2010 Masters.

    Manassero finished plus-4 at last year's event. The now 18-year-old Italian already has one Amateur Championship and two European Tour wins under his belt.

6. Jordan Spieth

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    IRVING, TX - MAY 27: Jordan Spieth follows through on a tee shot during the second round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas on May 27, 2011 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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    Age: 16 years, nine months, 24 days

    Tournament: 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship

    That's right. It was last year that Jordan Spieth made headlines becoming the sixth youngest golfer to make a PGA Tour cut.

    It must be something about the local flavor at the Byron Nelson Championship, which is held nearby his hometown of Dallas, Texas.

5. Ty Tryon

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    WINTER GARDEN, FL - DECEMBER 06:  Ty Tryon hits a shot during the final round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at Orange County National on December 6, 2010 in Winter Garden, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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    Age: 16 years, nine months, seven days

    Tournament: 2001 Honda Classic

    Back in 2001, Ty Tryon seemed like he was the next best thing in golf. He made the cut at the 2001 Honda Classic and finished the tournament at 10-under.

    Tryon has had trouble keeping up with the hype that surrounded him after his great finish. He has failed to keep his PGA Tour card after turning pro at the young age of 16. He now plays on the Nationwide Tour.

4. Matteo Manassero

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    VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  Matteo Manassero of Italy tees off during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club on May 27, 2011 in Virginia Water, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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    Age: 16 years, two months, 29 days

    Tournament: 2009 British Open

    If you make this list twice, that means you probably have a pretty good future ahead of you. Not only does Matteo Manassero make this list for two separate tournaments, but he makes them in two Major Championships.

    Manassero is the youngest golfer ever to make a cut in a Major Championship.

3. Justin Thomas

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    GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 22: Justin Thomas walks up the 10th hole after hitting his approach shot during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club  on August 22, 2009 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty I
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    Age: 16 years, two months, 23 days

    Tournament: 2009 Wyndham Championship

    What an accomplishment for a kid like Justin Thomas to make a PGA Tour cut. I mean, look at the kid. For him to play with the world's best golfers at his age and strength was unbelievable.

    Kind of reminds me of myself if I dare say (looks-wise).

2. Tadd Fujikawa

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    RIO GRANDE, PR - MARCH 14:  Tadd Fujikawa hits his tee shot on the 7th hole during the third round of the 2009 Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular on March 14, 2009 at the Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.  (Photo by Mike E
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    Age: 16 years, four days

    Tournament: 2007 Sony Open

    Four days past his 16th birthday, Tadd Fujikawa made the cut at the 2007 Sony Open. He finished the tournament tied for 20th.

    Fujikawa is now playing on the Hooters Tour.

1. Bob Panasik

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    Age: 15 years, eight months, 20 days

    Tournament: 1957 Canadian Open

    Bob Panasik, long long ago, managed to make the cut at the 1957 Canadian Open. He was the youngest player to ever make a PGA Tour cut and that record still stands today.

    Panasik ended up winning 20 tournaments and is now a member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.