He is currently in second place in this weeks Wyndham Championship. He seems to be a great up and coming Golfer with an Amateur record that is at least as good as Tiger Wood's. He looks like a Young Gentlemen as well. He doesn't get much Media attention, not even when He won at "Deere". Let's hope in the coming Years He can help keep Jack Nicklaus's record safely out of Tiger Wood's hands. Wood's was a non factor in the latest Major Tournament. Didn't stop Lindsey Vonn from tweeting that He's the "greatest of all time." Jordan Spieth
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Jordan Spieth — Golfer —
Spieth in August 2011
Personal information Born (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 20)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Nationality United States Residence Dallas, Texas Career College University of Texas Turned professional 2012 Current tour(s) PGA Tour Professional wins 1 Number of wins by tour PGA Tour 1 Best results in Major Championships Masters Tournament DNP U.S. Open T21: 2012 The Open Championship T44: 2013 PGA Championship CUT: 2013
Jordan Spieth (born July 27, 1993) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour.
- 1 Amateur career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Professional wins (1)
- 4 Results in major championships
- 5 U.S. national team appearances
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Amateur career[edit source | edit]
Spieth won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2009 and 2011, joining Tiger Woods as its only multiple winners. Before turning 18 in July 2011, Spieth was number one in the Polo Golf Rankings, which determines the best junior golfers in the United States. Spieth, the 2009 and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, finished second in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championship. As a result of his efforts that year, the American Junior Golf Association named him the Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2009.
Spieth accepted an exemption to play in the PGA Tour's HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2010. It was the event's first amateur exemption since 1995. The tournament's previous exemptions had included Trip Kuehne in 1995, and Justin Leonard and Woods in 1993. Spieth made the cut, becoming, at that time, the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event. Spieth was tied for 7th place after the third round, and finished the tournament in a tie for 16th place. He was offered another exemption into the tournament in 2011, when he again made the cut and finished in a tie for 32nd.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Spieth attended St. Monica Catholic School and Jesuit College Preparatory School, graduating in 2011. He played college golf for the Longhorns at the University of Texas. Spieth was an integral member of the 2011 Walker Cup team, and played in three of the four rounds, halving his foursomes match and winning both singles matches.
In his freshman year at Texas, Spieth won three events and led the team in scoring average. He helped his team win the NCAA championship, was named to the All-Big 12 Team, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year, and was a first-team All-American.
Spieth earned a spot in the U.S. Open in 2012 as an alternate after Brandt Snedeker withdrew; he tied for 21st and was the low amateur. He became the number one amateur in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after his performance in the U.S. Open and Patrick Cantlay's decision to turn professional.
Professional career[edit source | edit]
Midway through his sophomore year at Texas, Spieth turned professional in December 2012 at age 19. He partnered with Under Armour for sponsorship in January 2013,  and with BioSteel Sports Supplements in March.
2013[edit source | edit]
Spieth opened the 2013 season by missing the cut by two strokes at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January. In March, Spieth made three cuts, finishing tied for second at the Puerto Rico Open and tied for seventh at the Tampa Bay Championship. He notched another top-10 finish in April at the RBC Heritage, a tie for ninth. Spieth earned Special Temporary Member status in March, allowing him unlimited sponsor exemptions.
On July 14, Spieth won the John Deere Classic in a three-way, sudden-death playoff on the fifth playoff hole against defending champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn. He became the fourth youngest PGA Tour winner and the first teenager in 82 years; last accomplished by Ralph Guldahl at the Santa Monica Open in 1931. Spieth holed out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to make the playoff.
With the victory, Spieth was granted full status as a PGA Tour member and became eligible for the FedEx Cup, entering in 11th place in the standings. It also earned him entry into the next three majors: the 2013 Open Championship, PGA Championship, and Masters. He moved to 59th in the Official World Golf Ranking.