Jordan Spieth’s ascent in golf has been a linear one, a straight line from junior golf dominance to joining the elite in professional golf, while constructing a record of achievement most won’t achieve in a lifetime.
He was 16 when he tied for 16th in his PGA Tour debut, 20 when he won for the first time on the PGA Tour, 21 when he won The Masters and the U.S. Open, 23 when he won the Open Championship.
Spieth needs only a PGA Championship victory to join Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to complete the career Grand Slam.
Few players in golf history have made so significant an impact in so short of time, a record of success of which his junior career was a harbinger. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur twice, joining Woods as its only multiple winner. He also was No. 1 in the American Junior Golf Association ranking in 2011.
Spieth was named to the 2011 U.S. Walker Cup and went 2-0-1, winning both his singles matches, though the Americans lost to the Great Britain-Ireland team, 14-12.
A native Texan, Spieth enrolled at the University of Texas and in his freshman season, he was the Big 12 Conference player of the year and helped the Longhorns win the NCAA championship.
After the first semester of his sophomore year at Texas, Spieth turned professional, and playing on sponsor exemptions early in 2013, he tied for second in the Puerto Rico Open and the following week tied for seventh in the Tampa Bay Championship to jump start his PGA Tour career.
Four months later, he won the John Deere Classic, the beginning of a methodical climb to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in June of 2015, the first of 26 weeks atop the ranking.
In his first six season on the PGA Tour, he won 11 tour events and two Australian Opens.
Spieth also has been a part of every national team for which he has been eligible, a member of U.S. Presidents Cup teams in 2013, 2015 and 2017, and a member of U.S. Ryder Cup teams in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Spieth, 25, can trace his rapid rise to golf prominence back to the athletic family into which he was born in 1993. His dad, Shawn, played baseball at Lehigh University, and his mom, Chris, was a basketball player at Moravian College. Jordan’s younger brother Steven was a basketball player at Brown University while his younger sister, Ellie, born with a genetic disorder, is the true star of the family.
- Champion Golfer of the Year – Royal Birkdale 2017
- Turned professional in December 2012
- Only player other than Tiger Woods to win multiple U.S. Junior Amateur Titles
- 2012 NCAA Champion (Freshman)
- Reached #1 in World in World Amateur Ranking (June 2012)
- 2013 PGA Rookie of the Year
- Youngest player since 1929 to play on U.S. Ryder Cup Team
- Youngest player to play on a U.S. President’s Cup Team
- All-time best combined Major Score in a calendar year
- Youngest player ever to earn PGA TOUR membership
- Youngest player to win on the PGA TOUR in 82 years
- Youngest American player ever to make World Top-10
- 2015 PGA Player of the Year
Masters 2015 Records
- Ties 72-hole scoring record (-18)
- Lowest 54-hole total (-16)
- Lowest 36-hole total (-14)
- Most birdies (26) in 72 holes
- 1st player to reach -19 total
2017 The Open Championship
2017 Travelers Championship
2017 AT& T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
2016 Dean & Deluca Invitational
2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
2015 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
2015 John Deere Classic
2015 U.S. Open Championship
2015 Masters Tournament
2015 Valspar Championship
2014 Hero World Challenge
2014 Emirates Australian Open
2013 John Deere Classic