Jordan Spieth is an American golfer who has won the majors on three occasions. One of the vibrant young stars in the sport, Spieth’s remarkable rise to the fore of golf is indeed an inspirational one. Since he turned Pro in 2012, he has emerged as a leading force in golf. Just three years after turning Pro, he became the second-youngest golfer, behind legendary golfer, Tiger Woods, to claim the Masters. Since he heralded his presence in the world of golf by winning the 2015 Masters, Spieth has proceeded to claim other top titles. Jordan Spieth biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life review in details the life and profile of the top golfer.
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Jordan Spieth Biography Facts, Age, Nickname, Family, Wife, Zodiac
- Full Name: Jordan Alexander Spieth
- Nickname: Golden Child
- Born: July 27, 1993
- Age: 26 years
- Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Nationality: American
- Height: 6 feet 1 inch
- Weight: 79 kg
- Education: St. Monica Catholic School, Jesuit College Preparatory School, The University of Texas at Austin
- Father: Shawn Spieth
- Mother: Mary Christine Spieth
- Siblings: Ellie Spieth (Sister), Steven Spieth (brother)
- Wife: Annie Verret
- Net Worth: $100 million
- Occupation: Golfer
- Division: PGA Tour
- Playing Career: 2012–present
Jordan Spieth Childhood Story & Early Life
Jordan Spieth is one of three children born on July 27, 1993, to Shawn and Mary Christian Spieth. His father, owned a media start-up, while his mother worked as a computer engineer.
Spieth’s interest in sports started at a young age. Young Spieth played soccer, basketball, baseball and football. While Spieth played these sports, he didn’t really find them as fascinating as golf which got his attention. By the time he was 12, his interest in golf had become full-blown. He was enrolled in the Brookhaven Country Club, where he learnt how to play golf from a former golf pro, Cameron McCormick.
Jordan Spieth Amateur Career & Highlights
Spieth big break in his amateur career came in 2009, where he won the US Junior Amateur Championship. Prior to that, Spieth had emerged runner-up in the Junior PGA Championship in 2008 and 2009 and was awarded the Rolex Junior Player of the Year. In 2011, after claiming the Junior Amateur Championship, he became the second player in history to win the award two times. He was then ranked #1 by the American Junior Golf Association. He played in the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship, a PGA Tour event after he was granted an exemption to play. He tied for 16th place at the end of the tournament. The next year, he played in the tournament and tied for the 32nd place.
At the University of Texas at Austin, Spieth won the NCAA championship in his first year. He then went on to receive the All-Big 12 Team honours. He was further awarded the Big 12 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards. He also earned a place in the All-American first team. In 2012 as an amateur, he played in the US Open after a player withdrew. At the tourney, he tied for the 21st spot and his ranking in the World Amateur Golf ranking shot up to the first place.
Jordan Spieth Professional Career & Highlights
Midway through his second year in college, Jordan Spieth who was then 19 years old decided to turn pro. Ahead of the 2013 season, he signed a sponsorship deal with Under Armour and BioSteel Sports Supplements. After playing in his first tournament, the Farmers Insurance Open, he went on to finish second in the Puerto Rico Open in March.
In July 2013, he defeated defending champion, Dustin Johnson to claim the John Deere Classic, which made him the fourth-youngest player to win a PGA Tour tourney. His win sealed his status as a full PGA Tour member, he also was granted a place in the FedEx Cup and in the next three Majors. He went on to play in the Wyndham Championship, where he lost in the playoffs. He also finished in fourth place in the Deutsche Bank Championship. After winning the PGA Rookie of the Year award in September 2013, he ended his season in the 22nd place in the Official World Golf Rankings.
In April 2014, Spieth closely lost out in the Masters and became the youngest player in history to emerge runner-up in the Masters. After the Masters, his rankings in the World Rankings shot up to the top 10. After playing in the PGA Championship, he became the youngest American golfer to play in the Ryder Cup. He then went on to win the Emirates Australian Open, a PGA Tour of Australasia. His win in Australia motivated him to claim the Hero World Challenge title.
In March 2015, he won the Valspar Championship, and his rankings in the World rankings shot up to the 6th spot. He then emerged runner-up in the Valero Texas Open. At the 2015 Masters, Spieth who became the youngest golfer to lead in the first round, went on to become the second-youngest golfer in history to win the Masters. Following his Masters’ win, his spot on the World ranking rose to #2. In June 2015, he defeated Dustin Johnson to claim the US Open. His US Open win made him the first player since 2002 and the sixth player in history to win the Masters and US Open in the same year. His win made him the youngest player since 1923 to claim the US Open.
He went on to win the John Deere Classic and finished fourth in the Open Championship. After he placed second in the PGA Championship, he became the number #1 player in the official golf rankings. His Tour Championship win sealed him as the FedEx Champion of 2015. His FedEx Cup win meant he’ll be awarded $10 million in bonus. His win in 2015, is valued as much as $12 million, excluding the bonuses. At the conclusion of the season, he was awarded the PGA Tour Player of the Year, PGA Player of the Year awards. He also won the Byron Nelson Award, the Vardon Trophy and the Arnold Palmer Award.
After a spectacular 2015 season, Spieth won just 3 titles in his 2016 season. He began the season by claiming the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the win tied him with Tiger Woods for the same number (7) of PGA Tour wins before the age of 23. He then went on to claim the Dean & DeLuca Invitational. After turning down the offer to play in the 2016 summer Olympics, he led the US team to claim the Ryder Cup. He ended his season by claiming the Emirates Australian Open.
He began his 2017 season by finishing the third spot in the SBS Tournament of Champions. In February 2017, he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. After the US Open, he played in the Travelers Championship for the first time and won the title. In July 2017, he won the Open championship. After losing the Tour Championship he would not win the FedEx Cup. He won the Byron Nelson Award as well as the Vardon Trophy at the end of the season. He finished the season by winning the President Cup.
His 2018 was marred by a trophy drought. In the 2019 season, Spieth also did not win any trophy. He began his 2019/20 season by placing 8th in the CJ Cup.
Jordan Spieth Net Worth, Salary & Endorsement
Jordan Spieth’s net worth is valued at $100 million. In 2019, he earned $2.1 million in salary. His endorsement deals with Under Armour, Coca-Cola, Rolex, AT&T, NetJets and Titleist, generates as much as $29 million in 2019.
Jordan Spieth Personal Life
In January 2018, Speith got engaged to his high school sweetheart, Annie Verret. In November 2018, the couple got married.
Spieth’s elder sister, Ellie Spieth, has genetics disorder. His younger brother, Stephen Spieth played for the Dallas Mavericks in the Summer basketball league in 2017.
Spieth is a Christian and regularly attends the Bible Study in the PGA.
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