The 2013 Rookie of the Year, Jordan Spieth is quickly becoming known as golf’s newest rising star.
Born in Dallas, Texas in July 1993, Spieth won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2009 and 2011. The only other player to win the title more than once has been Tiger Woods. After graduating high school Spieth attended the University of Texas where in his first year he helped the Longhorns win the NCAA Championship. During his second year the 19-year-old made the decision to leave Texas and turn pro.
In July 2013, Spieth secured his first PGA Tour title with a win at the John Deere Classic, beating Zach Johnson and David Hearn in a sudden-death playoff. Giving Spieth full status on the PGA Tour and access to the next three majors. The young Spieth continued a successful 2013, consistently finishing at the top end of the leaderboard and was named the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in September.
Hard work and determination helped make Spieth a major player at the 2014 Masters Tournament, where he entered the final day tied for first with Bubba Watson. While the 20-year-old didn’t find major success at Augusta in 2014, it was apparent he’s one to watch in the coming years.
2015 proved a pivotal year on Tour for the young golfer. After winning his second title at the Valspar Championship, Spieth would go on to win his first major titles back-to-back at the Masters and The U.S. Open. Becoming only the sixth golfer in history to produce such a feat and the first since Tiger Woods won both majors back-to-back in 2002. Later that summer Spieth would lose the PGA Championship title by three-strokes to Jason Day but his runner-up finish was enough to secure the golfer the Number One Ranking in the World. After such a stellar season it was no surprise when Spieth won the season's PGA Player of the Year, PGA Tour Player of the Year, the Vardon Trophy, the Byron Nelson Award and Arnold Palmer Award.
In 2016, Spieth continued to shine on Tour. Proving more than worthy of his superstar status among fans and Tour players alike. Winning two further PGA titles despite an epic collapse at The Masters tournament in April, Spieth was also a key member of Davis Love III's winning Ryder Cup Team in September.
2013 - John Deere Classic
2015 - Valspar Championship
2015 - Masters Tournament
2015 - The U.S. Open
2015 - John Deere Classic
2015 - The Tour Championship
2016 - Hyundai Tournament of Champions
2016 - Dean & DeLuca Invitational
2017 - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
2017 - Travelers Championhip
2017 - The Open