The blazing Arizona sun is bright by itself, but juniors Jordan Spieth and Grayson Murray had a little extra spotlight on them during Friday’s practice round at the Thunderbird International Junior.
The buzz from their performances at last week’s pro events has attracted the attention from newspapers and magazines across the country, and Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated have made the trip to Scottsdale to see for themselves.
Dave Allen was stationed in the Fairway House Thursday night and Friday morning to do a photo shoot for Golf Magazine. In the next couple months, look for swing sequences, swing tips and What’s in the bag? from Jordan and Grayson.
Sports Illustrated’s Damon Hack and Todd Bigelow followed Grayson and Jordan during their practice round Friday morning, then attended the tournament press conference.
By the end of the day, Jordan and Grayson deflected some of the spotlight, as the Digger Smith Award presentation recognized Mike Kennedy and Del Cochran for their outstanding support of the tournament and junior golf.
Saturday morning is here, which means all 78 players in the field are in the spotlight.