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Golf roundup: Jordan Spieth makes PGA history

 Jordan Spieth can say that he’s accomplished something that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy never did.

Spieth won a PGA Tour event as a teenager — and now he’s joining all those stars at next week’s British Open. The 19-year-old outlasted David Hearn and Zach Johnson on the fifth hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday in Silvis, Ill., becoming the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years.

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