Jordan Spieth Bio And Facts
Jordan Spieth is a professional American golfer who started on the PGA Tour at a remarkably young age. Throughout his career, he has won 11 PGA tour events, 3 European tour events, and 2 Australasia Tour events. Spieth attended college at the University of Texas in 2012, and ended up helping their golf team win the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's national title. As a freshman in college, he qualified for the U.S. Open and ended up tying for 21st place in the tournament. His success winning the Collegiate tournament and placing high up in the U.S. Open led to Spieth eventually joining the PGA Tour the following year. Throughout his career, Spieth battled some of the best golfers in the world to championship victories. Competing at such a high level at a young age shows that he is one of the greatest golfers in the world.
- Born: July 27, 1993 (27-07-1993)
- Height: 6'1" (1.85 m)
- Weight: 175 lbs (79 kgs)
- Education: The University of Texas at Austin
- Net Worth: $100 million
- Occupation: Professional Golfer
- Years Active: 10 Years
- Career Wins: 11 PGA Tour wins
- Nicknames: The Golden Child
After competing in the U.S. Open in 2012, Spieth's career took off. Leaving the University of Texas, he placed first in two events on the Web.com tour. In 2012, Spieth joined the PGA Tour where he tied for seventh at the Tampa Bay Champion and tied for second at the Puerto Rico Open.
In July 2013, Spieth played in the John Deere Classic, a tournament on the PGA Tour. After a play-off overtime between him and two other golfers, Spieth won first place and earned the status of being the youngest golfer to win a PGA tournament since 1931.
In 2014, Spieth started to show his true talent while playing on the PGA Tour. At the Hyundai tournament of champions, he placed second. A few months later, he played in the world-renown Masters tournament. He started the final day tied for first, yet ended up tying for second place. Given that he was only 20 during this time, Jordan Spieth knew he had a long career ahead of himself.
Titles and Awards
Although Spieth's PGA Tour win at 19 years old is quite remarkable, he still has many other career moments that make him stand out as a golfer. One of his greatest career moments happened at the 2015 Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. After 72 grueling holes, Spieth ended up winning the green jacket, while also tying Tiger Woods for the lowest score in Masters history. In 2016, Jordan Spieth won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He almost went back to back for winning the Masters tournament, but unfortunately wound up in second place. Later that year, he came back to win the 2016 Australian Open.
2017 was also a big year for Jordan Spieth; he ended up winning the British Open. At the time, Spieth was the youngest American to win that tournament. Spieth still continues to compete on the PGA Tour. On May 19th of 2019, Spieth came in 3rd place at the PGA Championship in Bethpage State Park, earning himself $575,000.
Jordan Spieth was born July 27th, 1993 in Dallas, Texas to his father Shawn and mother Chris. Both of his parents had an athletic background, his father playing baseball throughout college and his mother playing college basketball. His family joined the Brookhaven Country Club when he was nine, allowing Spieth to play as much as he wanted.
Spieth grew up in a family with 2 siblings: sister Ellie Spieth and brother Steven. Jordan attended the St. Monica Catholic School and Jesuit College Preparatory School, where he quickly learned the sport of golf. Before entering Texas University, he had already won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship twice, a feat that had only been done by Tiger Woods at the time.
Jordan Spieth got engaged in 2018 to his highschool sweetheart Annie Verrit. Later that year in November, they became married. In 2016, Spieth bought a $7.1 mansion in Dallas, Texas from former Under Armour PGA Tour golfer Hunter Mahan.
- When Jordan Spieth was nine years old, he mowed a small section of his family's lawn as low as possible in order to work on his putting
- While Spieth was young, he also played soccer, baseball, football, and basketball
- Jordan Spieth won the Junior Amateur Championship twice in the years 2009 and 2011, which had only been done once before by professional golfer Tiger Woods
- Jordan Spieth is currently the 5th youngest golfer to ever win a PGA Tour Event. When he was 19 years old, Spieth won the 2013 John Deere classic after a three-way playoff hole.
- Jordan Spieth only needs a PGA Championship victory to complete a career grand slam, a feat only done by Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods
- At only 20 years old, Jordan Spieth was the 6th golfer ever to win the Masters and the U.S. Open all in the same year
- In 2015, Jordan Spieth set a single-season record by earning more than $12 million in official earnings.
What was Jordan Spieth's most memorable year as a golfer?
Jordan Spieth's most memorable year was 2015. Spieth became the youngest athlete to win the Masters tournament, and he also won the U.S. Open. Later that year in September, Spieth also won the 2015 Tour Championship. He was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year and also was the Jack Nicklaus Award recipient. His record-setting earnings topped more than $12 million for that season.
What inspired Jordan Spieth to play golf?
A huge part of why Jordan Spieth is such a fantastic athlete comes from his family. His brother Steven is a fantastic basketball player, who starred on Brown's basketball team throughout college. Spieth's younger sister Ellie also inspires him to always succeed. Ellie has special needs, which inspired him to start the Jordan Spieth Charitable Fund. His parents also played sports throughout college, which encouraged him to play multiple sports at a young age.
How much money has Jordan Spieth made from golf?
Jordan Spieth is currently valued at more than $100 million, which ranks him in the top 10 for the wealthiest golfers in the world. For a player in his mid 20s, most of his wealth has actually come from endorsements rather than winnings. His big endorsements with companies like Under Armour and BioSteel Sports Supplements have propelled him far. After 14 PGA Tour victories and three major wins, his current prize winnings top $41 million.
Where does Jordan Spieth play golf at home?
Jordan Spieth currently resides in Texas where he regularly plays country clubs in that area such as Colonial Country Club and Dallas National Golf Club. Spieth also played Trinity Forest Golf Club pretty frequently, which is home to big tournaments like AT&T; Byron Nelson tournament. In an interview during 2018, he was quoted saying that he has a home field advantage in Texas. A lot of professional golfers actually live in Texas and had the same advantage at that tournament.