Short course Spieth helped design set to open at University of Texas Golf Club

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The University of Texas' golf teams needed a quality short-game facility for practice, so they brought in Jordan Spieth to help out his alma mater.

The Spieth Lower 40 is expected to be unveiled this September at the University of Texas Golf Club. It's a six-hole, par-3 course designed by Roy Bechtol.

Bechtol was the head architect, but Spieth had a hand in the design, features, and layout of the course.

"I'm excited about it,” Spieth told Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. "It's going to be a cool little par-3 golf course that will be demanding visually but still fair for really solid wedge and short-game work. I was definitely very hands-on. I looked at the blueprints, the mapping, the scale. It's cool being part of the design process with Roy because I'm interested in doing that later in life."

The 24-year-old was named an All-American at Texas and helped lead the Longhorns to the national championship in 2012.

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