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30 Interesting Facts About The Former World Number One Golfer – Jordan Spieth

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Jordan Alexander Spieth, an American professional Golfer, the 2015 FedEx Cup Champion, was the former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking. Here are 30 unknown facts about the golfer:

  1. Spieth is named by Time magazine in April 2016, to be one of the 100 most influential people. He is everything what our heroes are meant to look like on and off the field.
  2. He was born on July 27, 1993, in Dallas, Texas to Shawn Spieth and Mary Christine of German descent. He is the eldest of three children to his parents.
  3. Spieth’s greatness in golf can be traced to his athletic family. His father played baseball at Leheigh University, his mother played basketball at Moravian College and his younger brother Steven is a basketball player at Brown University.
  4. He played baseball before giving it up for golf at the age of 12. He was coached by former golf pro Cameron McCormick at Brookhaven County Club.
  5. He attended St. Monica Catholic School and graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School. While at Jesuit College, he was invited to play in the PGA’s Tour HP Byron Nelson Championship and finished 16th.
  6. Spieth along with Tiger Wood are the only two to have won the U.S Junior Amateur Golf Championship multiple times. He won it in 2009 and 2011.
  7. The ‘American Junior Golf Association’ awarded him as ‘All-Time Rolex Junior Player of the Year 2009’ and he went on to ranked number 1 in 2011 by the AJGA Golf ranking.
  8. He represented University of Texas in golf and helped them to win the NCAA Championship. He was named freshman and player of the year with a place in the first team All-American.
  9. In 2012, Spieth made it to U.S Open after Brand Snedeker withdrew. His performance at the open earned him amateur world number one as per World Amateur Golf Ranking.
  10. Spieth turned professional after he turned 19 years old in December 2012. He was sponsored by ‘Under Armour and ‘BioSteel Sports Supplements.
  11. As a professional he participated in his first tournament at the ‘Farmers Insurance Open’ at Torrey Pines in January 2013. He missed the cut by two strokes.
  12. On July 14, 2013, Spieth won his first professional tournament at ‘John Deere Classic’ before his 20th birthday. He became the fourth youngest PGA Tour winner and first teenager since 1931.
  13. Spieth made it to United State squad for the 2013 Presidents Cup as Captain Fred Couple’s choice.
  14. He ended the year 2013, ranked 22 by the ‘Official World Golf Ranking’ and 10th in order of money earned. He was named PGA Rookie of the Year.
  15. Spieth made his debut at the 2014 Masters on April 10, at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia and was runner-up. He became the youngest runner-up in the history of Masters and moved up the ranking to 10th for the first time.
  16. When he was selected to 2014 Ryder Cup Team, he became the youngest at 21 in 85 year’s history. President Obama while hosting a White House reception, in reference to his youth commented ‘Jordan told me that this is the first suit he has ever bought’ just for laugh.
  17. He ended the year 2014 winning his second professional tournament at Emirates Australian Open by six strokes and followed it up with the Hero World Challenge in Florida, wire-to-wire.
  18. The victory at ‘Valspar Championship’ in March 2015, catapulted his ranking to career high of sixth in the world. He won the championship by making a 30 foot birdie putt on the third extra hole of a playoff.
  19. Spieth set many record by winning the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta, Georgia. He became the second youngest to winner and set the most birdies with 28 in the masters. His wire-to-wire win was the first since Raymond in 1976.
  20. He won his second major championship at the 2015 U.S Open by one stroke defeating Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. He became the youngest winner since 1923 and first to win two major before the age of 22 years.
  21. Playing at John Deere Classic, Silvis, Illinois, in July 2015, Spieth shot career best 10-61 in the opening round going on to win the title. It was the lowest round of his professional career as on that date.
  22. He became world No. 1 ranked golfer after finishing runner-up at the 2015 PGA Championship. He is the 18th golfer to be honored.
  23. Spieth won the ‘2015 Tour Championship,’ Atlanta, Georgia, to claim the ‘FedExCup’ and earned $ 10 million as bonus. His earning in the season was $ 12,030,485 apart from the bonus to set a PGA Tour record and earned Arnold Palmer award.
  24. He was named ‘PGA Player of the Year’ for 2015 and was awarded Jack Nicklaus Trophy as ‘PGA Tour Player of the Year.’ He also won ‘Vardon Trophy’ as leader in scoring averages in the tour.
  25. At the 2016 Masters, Spieth suffered one of the biggest collapses in the golfing history. He was leading by five strokes before two bogeys and two hit into water to finish runner-up to Danny Willett.
  26. Spieth declined to take part at ‘2016 Summer Olympic, Rio de Janeiro ‘along with other top three players of the world due to concern about ‘Zika’ virus.
  27. He does his part of charity through ‘Jordan Spieth Family Foundation,’ to provide financial assistance and guidance to special needs children, military families and youth golf. His sister EllieSpieth, born with neurological disorder is his inspiration.
  28. Spieth is currently dating his high school sweetheart Annie Verret, who also works in golf industry. She is an event coordinator with ‘First Tee of Dallas, an organization that mentors young people through golf.
  29. He bought a 16,655 sq. ft. mansion in Dallas for U.S $ 7.1 million that include a golf simulator, an indoor basketball court and a 12 cars underground garage.
  30. His fellow PGA tour players call him ‘Golden Child’ for his impeccable manners, bulletproof game and with pinchable face. He is also called ‘College Dropout’ by his friends in Dallas.
  31. Jordan Spieth net worth as of 2017 is U.S $70 million.

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