J. J. Spaun

John Michael Spaun, Jr. (born August 21, 1990), better known as "J.J.", is an American professional golfer.

J.J. Spaun
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Spaun in May 2015
Personal information
Full nameJohn Michael Spaun, Jr.
Born (1990-08-21) August 21, 1990 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
Career
CollegeSan Diego State University
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Canada
Web.com Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT35: 2018
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Canada
Order of Merit winner
2015

Early lifeEdit

Spaun was born in Los Angeles, California. He played his college golf at the San Diego State University, where he was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2010, 2011 and Conference Player of the Year in 2012. He was named a Third-team All-American in 2011 and Second-team All-American in 2012 highlighted by three-straight individual wins his senior year. Spaun majored in social science at SDSU and turned professional in 2012.

Professional careerEdit

Spaun played his first three professional seasons on PGA Tour Canada, finishing 35th in 2013. After missing six of seven cuts in 2014, he went to PGA Tour Canada Q School, where he finished T8. Spaun had his first professional win at the 2015 Staal Foundation Open. The win moved Spaun inside the top three on the PGA Tour Canada (renamed Mackenzie Tour in 2015) Order of Merit, earning entry into the 2015 RBC Canadian Open. The Canadian Open was Spaun's PGA Tour debut, where he finished T41.[1][2]

With two events remaining in the 2015 season, Spaun broke the record in PGA Tour Canada single-season earnings. He made the cut in the eleven events he played, which included a tour-record four consecutive top-five finishes and six consecutive top-10s. Spaun finished as the PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit winner, which made him fully exempt on the Web.com Tour for 2016. Spaun also played in the 2016 Northern Trust Open through a sponsor exemption reserved for minority athletes. He is of Filipino descent from his mother's side.[3] Spaun can also claim Mexican ancestry.

Spaun locked up his PGA Tour privileges for 2017 after winning the News Sentinel Open.

Professional wins (2)Edit

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Aug 21, 2016 News Sentinel Open −26 (66-62-64-66=258) 1 stroke   Sam Ryder

Web.com Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2016 Air Capital Classic   Collin Morikawa (a),   Ollie Schniederjans Schniederjans won with birdie on second extra hole

PGA Tour Canada wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 19, 2015 Staal Foundation Open −18 (67-67-69-67=270) 1 stroke   Nicholas Reach

Results in major championshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2018 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship T35 T54
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Did not play

"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JJ Spaun". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Decker, Brian (July 19, 2015). "J.J. Spaun wins Staal Foundation Open pres. by Tbaytel". PGA Tour.
  3. ^ J.J. Spaun earns 2016 Northern Trust Open Exemption

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