THE WOODLANDS - For amateur golfer Jordan Spieth, playing in an American Junior Golf Association event has become so old hat, he s now considered a veteran .

It s kind of weird to be one of the older guys out here, said the Plano, Texas native. I am so used to being two or three years younger than everyone else.

Jordan s success serves as a great example for young golfers who will be playing in this weekend s AJGA HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands. One of them is 15-year-old Connor Black, a sophomore at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy.

You pretty much just get ready for the tournament and you work hard just the same way, said Black. You just have to play one shot at a time.

The players though, aren t the only ones feeling the pressure; just ask Jim and Kim Rodgers, parents of Cy-Fair product Parker Rodgers.

We try to stay out of his golf game, we don t try to do anything to negatively impact it, said Parker s father.

I tell him I promise you, if you do well, I won t embarrass you, said his mother.

That s easier said than done. Good advice coming from someone with experience.

I don t want to sound like the wise guy here but, there s no reason to put any added pressure on you, said Spieth. They re already doing the right thing so just have fun with it.

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