Jordan Spieth's first PGA Tour start as a baby-faced 16-year-old at the 2010 Byron Nelson was supposed to be a feel-good story about a local junior golfer getting a sponsor's exemption into his hometown tournament.
Whether he made the cut or faded during the second round didn't matter. The chance to watch the Jesuit product tee it up alongside the big boys on the PGA Tour was more than enough to generate a buzz around the Dallas area.
Only Spieth wasn't content with the idea of showing up to play a few rounds. Instead, he pushed his way to the first page of the leaderboard, getting within four shots of the lead on the weekend before finishing tied for 16th.
It was a week that put the golf world on notice: This kid is for real.
Much has changed since Spieth's historic week seven years ago. He's gone on to set records at the Masters, win the U.S. Open and enjoy multiple stints as the top-ranked golfer in the world. The 23-year-old even has his own signature shoe, the Under Armour Spieth One, and endorsement deals with AT&T, Coca-Cola and Rolex.