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PGA Tour Comes To Resolution With Spieth For Schedule Violation

The PGA Tour and Jordan Spieth have come to a resolution after Spieth "violated a tour policy by failing to play in 25 events this season," according to Bob Harig of ESPN.com. PGA Tour Exec VP & Chief of Operations Andy Pazder yesterday did not "discuss a potential fine or what specifically Spieth will be required to do." However, the "insinuation was that he will add at least one, and possibly more, tournaments to his 2018-19 schedule." Pazder said, "You will see it next season. I think it will be good for the tour, for fans and for golf in general." Harig noted by not qualifying for this week's Tour Championship, Spieth "came up one tournament short of a policy that requires players to either add one tournament they have not played in the past four years or compete in a minimum of 25 events in either the previous or current season" (ESPN.com, 9/18). Ian Poulter also violated the schedule policy this season, and Pazder said, "We've come to a resolution on how he is going to address that." Spieth and Poulter are the "first players to violate the policy" (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 9/18).