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Spieth seeks repeat win at 2014 John Deere Classic

Jordan Spieth holds up the champioship trophy from last year's John Deere Classic. (Photo: courtesy thesportsquotient.com)

Jordan Spieth holds up the championship trophy from last year's John Deere Classic. (Photo: courtesy thesportsquotient.com)

Former Longhorn and professional golfer, Jordan Spieth turns 21 on July 27. Before the birthday celebrations begin, he has to concentrate on defending his title for the 2014 John Deere Classic this week. This will be Speith’s third appearance in the tournament. The former longhorn not only won his first PGA tour event in the 2013 John Deere Classic, but also became the youngest Pro Tour winner since Ralph Guldahl in the Santa Monica Open in 1931. During last year’s tournament, Spieth secured his win with a bunker shot at the 72nd hole. After his win, he continued to build his golf career credentials. He qualified for the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola--becoming the only player other than Tiger Woods to qualify for the event after starting the season without Tour status.

Entering the 2014 John Deere Classic tournament,

Jessica Burrola is an Austinite, born and raised. She recently became an intern and writer for Horns Illustrated. She has been following college and NFL football for the past five years. She loves Texas BBQ, Amy's Ice Cream and spending time with family, friends and her family dog, Mikey. Follow Jessica on Twitter: @JessBurrola