Jordan Spieth. Source: GolfWeek
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - MAY 30: Jordan Spieth lines up his putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 30, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jordan Alexander Spieth is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking and PGA Tour professional golfer from the United States.

Early life

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Shawn Spieth and Mary Christine (née Julius) Spieth gave birth to Spieth in Dallas, Texas, in 1993. In 2011, he graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School after attending St. Monica Catholic School. Brookhaven Country Club was where he learnt to play golf.

Amateur career

Spieth won the US Junior Amateur in 2009 at Trump National Bedminster and 2011 at Gold Mountain, joining Tiger Woods as the tournament’s only two-time winner.

He was No. 1 in the AJGA Golf Rankings before turning 18 in July 2011, which promotes the finest junior golfers in the world. In 2008 and 2009, he finished second in the Junior PGA Championship. The American Junior Golf Association named him Rolex Junior Player of the Year 2009. In 2010, Spieth accepted an exemption to compete in the PGA Tour’s HP Byron Nelson Championship. It was the first amateur exemption for the event since 1995.

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Spieth attended the University of Texas for his undergraduate studies in golf. He was a part of the Walker Cup squad in 2011 and competed in three of the four rounds, winning both singles matches and halving his foursomes match.

Jordan Spieth won three events as a freshman at Texas and led the team in scoring average. He was chosen to the All-Big 12 Team, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American after helping his team win the NCAA championship.

Spieth won a spot as an alternate in the 2012 U.S. Open after Brandt Snedeker withdrew; he tied for 21st and was the low amateur. Following his success in the US Open and Patrick Cantlay’s decision to turn professional, he rose to the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Professional career

Spieth, then 19, went professional midway through his sophomore year at Texas in 2012 after failing to advance to the Final Stage of PGA Tour qualifying school. In January 2013, he signed a sponsorship deal with Under Armour, and in March, he signed a deal with BioSteel Sports Supplements.

2013: First PGA Tour win

Spieth participated in his first tournament of the 2013 season in January, missing the cut by two shots at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Spieth made three cuts in March, ending tied for second at the Puerto Rico Open and eighth at the Tampa Bay Championship. In March, he was granted Special Temporary Member status, granting him unlimited sponsor exemptions; non-members are limited to seven exemptions every season. In April, he finished in a tie for eighth place at the RBC Heritage.

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Spieth recorded a final-round 62 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, tying him for fourth place. Just two days later, skipper Fred Couples named Spieth to the US Presidents Cup team for 2013. He was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year on September 27, 2013. He was placed 10th on the PGA Tour money list and 22nd in the Official World Golf Ranking after the 2013 season.

Masters runner-up, Ryder Cup debut

In April, Spieth made his Masters debut and shared the 54-hole lead with Bubba Watson. During the final round, Spieth held a two-stroke lead and was on track to become the youngest Masters champion in history; Tiger Woods owns the record at age 21. But Watson retook the lead on the second nine and never looked back. Spieth finished in a tie for second with Jonas Blixt, becoming the Masters’ youngest runner-up. Spieth finished the tournament with no round scores higher than even-par (72). For the first time, his finish propelled him into the top ten of the world rankings.

Following the PGA Championship, Spieth was named to the 2014 Ryder Cup team, making him the youngest American to do so in 85 years, since Horton Smith in 1929. Spieth won his second professional competition in November at the Emirates Australian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia, shooting a course-record 63 in the final round to win by six strokes.

Return to winning form, Open runner-up

Spieth started the year by missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, shooting a 3-under-par 69 on Thursday and a 3-over 75 on Friday. The following week, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, he opened with back-to-back 4-under-par 67s before tying his career-low score with a 10-under par 61 on Saturday, tying him with Xander Schauffele going into the final round. Spieth shot a 1-over-par 72 on Sunday, finishing two strokes behind champion Brooks Koepka.

Spieth won the Valero Texas Open in his eighth appearance of the season with rounds of 67-70-67-66, defeating Charley Hoffman by two shots and ending a 1,351-day winless streak. Following this triumph, he tied for third place in the Masters. Following the Masters, Spieth had four weeks off to contract and recover from COVID-19, and he moved to the Pro V1X 2021 variant of the golf ball. Returning to the AT&T Byron Nelson, Spieth showed no signs of slowing down, starting with a 63 to tie for top place in the first round. He eventually finished tied for ninth, his sixth top -10 result in 2021.

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Spieth was a strong contender to win the Charles Schwab Challenge in May. With a final-round 73, he fell to second place, two strokes behind Jason Kokrak. Spieth recorded a final-round 66 at The Open Championship, finishing runner-up on a score of 13, two strokes behind Collin Morikawa.

Records

PGA Tour wins

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament12255788
PGA Championship01122497
U.S. Open100114107
The Open Championship11034588
Totals3431112203530

Personal life

Donald Spieth, his grandfather, teaches music at Moravian College and Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and was a long-time conductor of the former Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra.

Jordan has two younger brothers and sisters, Steven and Ellie. Steven played collegiate basketball and was a member of the Dallas Mavericks NBA Summer League team in 2017. Jordan credits Ellie with “keeping him grounded and focused as well as keeping the game of golf in perspective.” because she grew up with impairments.

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Spieth announced his engagement to long-term girlfriend Annie Verret on January 2, 2018. In November 2018, the couple married in Dallas. Spieth is a devout Catholic. He goes to the PGA Bible Study.

Rеаl Nаmе/Full NаmеJordan Spieth
Nісk Nаmе/Сеlеbrаtеd NаmеJordan Spieth
Віrth РlасеDallas, Texas, United States
Dаtе оf Віrth/Віrthdау27 July 1993
Аgе/Ноw Оld27 years old
Неіght/Ноw ТаllIn Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
WеіghtIn Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 175 lbs
Раrеntѕ NаmеFather – Shawn
Mother – Chris
ЅіblіngѕSteven, Ellie
NаtіоnаlіtуAmerican
Маrіtаl ЅtаtuѕMarried
WifeAnnie Verret
Кіdѕ/Сhіldrеn NаmеN/A
РrоfеѕѕіоnGolfer
Nеt Wоrth$120 Million
Lаѕt UрdаtеdJuly 2021

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