IRVING-- Harrison Frazar and Jordan Spieth teamed up Tuesday for a free kids clinic on the driving range at the TPC-Four Seasons. Not long ago, Spieth used to be on the other side of the ropes at these clinics.
'It's cool because I actually did this clinic with Harrison a few years back when I was still in high school,' said Spieth.
The Dallas native returns to the tournament that started it all, the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Four years ago, as a 16-year-old high school junior, he played on an exemption and finished tied for 16th.
Spieth returns as the biggest story in golf, even though he hasn't won a tournament since last July. What he has done is finish in the top 10 six times, including at the Masters and The Players Championship.
'That's as big as we get in golf -- the Masters and The Players,' said Spieth. 'And to be in contention and to fall a little short and to see the positives and negatives from that tournament, it's an experience that's priceless.'
'He's amazing,' said Harrison Frazar, also a Dallas native. 'I think he's a great steward of the game. He's a great kid, got a great heart, and there isn't anybody I know who isn't pulling for him.'
For most young players, their challenge is getting on the tour and staying there. Spieth skipped right to the part where he tries to win every week. But he's always tried to win.
'Just have friendly competitions, play for the couple dollars that were in our pocket or a Gatorade on our parents' number, or whatever else will get your blood going,' said Spieth. 'The will to win came from just every day being exposed to trying to beat somebody that you're with.'