Jordan Spieth delivered his record-setting performance earlier this year that made him the second-youngest champion in the history of the Masters. A professional, American-born golfer, Jordan has experienced much success so far in his short career. Born in 1993, Jordan won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship twice before he joined the University of Texas. He turned pro in 2012 after realizing his talents for the sport, and has since triumphed at both the U.S. Open and the Masters. He is the first male to win two majors before his 22nd birthday since 1922.
Jordan grew up in Dallas, Texas with two younger siblings. His father, Shawn, was a former basketball player in college and went on to found a media analytics company. His mom, Chris, was also a former basketball player who took the dramatic career turn and became a computer engineer. Luckily for Jordan, he inherited both of his parents’ athletic abilities.
Jordan began playing soccer when he was very young, quickly followed by the likes of baseball, football, and basketball. Jordan spent much of his childhood enjoying sports, but it wasn’t until a few years later that he began playing golf. Soon enough, golf became his favorite sport and took precedence over all other things in his life at the time.
Jordan was nine years old when he decided to mow a section of his family’s lawn in order to practice his putting. His parents soon decided to join the Brookhaven Country Club so he could use proper facilities to practice. He was twelve when began lessons with the former pro golfer Cameron McCormick.
Young Jordan quickly began improving and picked up on a lot of secrets with his teacher. He was a student at St. Monica Catholic School at the time and later Jesuit College Preparatory School. As a student at both, he soon made himself into a local gold legend. During the 2009 and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur Championships, he claimed the winning titles that made him the second golfer (only outdone by Tiger Woods) to win the event twice.
In 2010, Jordan was also welcomed into the PGA Tour’s HP Byron Nelson Championship where he tied in the sixteenth place among a field of professional golfers. Jordan soon became a freshman at the University of Texas where he considered building his reputation as a talented player. He was named Big 12 Player of the Year and he soon led the Longhorns to the NCAA Championship.
In 2012, he earned a low status in the amateur world at the U.S. Open. At the end of the year, at nineteen years old, Jordan chose to go professional. Ever since he made his decision only three years ago, Jordan has experienced even more success with his golfing. In addition to many awards and titles, Jordan has also built a name for himself in the world of golf and has often been compared to the likes of Tiger Woods and other golf greats.
Many say he is on his way to becoming one of the greatest golf players in history, and he recently finished in the top ten in each of his first two events when he played the Web.com Tour. After that, he displayed his talented and flawless form with multiple PGA events and tied for second place at the Puerto Rico Open. Jordan soon tied for seventh at the Tampa Bay Championship, and he earned temporary status on the PGA Tour for the rest of 2013.
Jordan claimed his first PGA title just before he turned twenty and became the youngest winner since 1931. He was awarded the full membership status and went down as one of the greatest players today. Jordan has since performed well at all of his games, and golf fans have continuously praised his style, technique, and overall sportsmanship.
Jordan has since been picked for the Presidents Cup Team and has also been named Rookie of the Year by PGA. In 2014, he started the year when he took second place at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. In April, he delivered a head-turning performance and has taken lead as one of the most skilled golfer of his time.
Many greats have complimented Jordan on his overall talent and technique, and while he may have athleticism in his blood, Jordan spends countless hours practicing each week, as he has been doing for years. Jordan’s talent has often been accredited to his coach, family support, and numerous other factors, but fans of Jordan have given all of the credit to his hard work.