Who's who in golf - Jordan Spieth


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Name: - Jordan Alexander Spieth
Country: - USA
Born : - July 27, 1993 in Dallas, Texas.
Original Home/Club: - University of Texas Longhorns
Occupation: - Professional golfer.
Turned Pro: - 2012 (aged 19)
Web Address: - http://www.jordanspiethgolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Under Armour, AT&T, Titleist, Rolex, Netjets.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Open (2015); Masters Tournament (2015). Walker Cup player (2011). Ryder Cup player (2014, '16). Presidents Cup player (2013, '15). Multiple wins on the US PGA and Australasian Tours. PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2013). FedEx Cup Champion (2015). PGA Tour leading money winner (2015). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer.


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Spieth enjoyed a highly successful amateur career, winning the US Junior Amateur title in 2009 and 2011 to join Tiger Woods as the only multiple winner of this event. In his freshman year at the University of Texas he helped the Longhorns win the 2012 NCAA championship. He also became a first-team All-American and earned a place in the 2012 US Open, finishing as the low amateur and in a tie for 21st place overall.

Spieth turned professional midway through his sophomore (second) year at the University of Texas in December 2012, and recorded his first PGA Tour win in July 2013 at the John Deere Classic. Two wins in 2014 came late in the year at the Australian Open and the Hero World Challenge, these wins signalling the start of a rich vein of form that carried into 2015.

Spieth won the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in March 2015, followed that with two second-place finishes and then claimed his first major championship title (The Masters) in emphatic style. At Augusta he became the second youngest player to win The Masters (behind Tiger Woods) and equalled Woods low-score record of 270 (18-under par). Later in 2015 he won the U.S. Open, becoming the youngest winner of this major title since Bobby Jones in 1923. He also scooped the season-long FedEx Cup championship (and associated $10 million bonus), and ended a highly successful season as the PGA Tour's leading money winner and Player of the Year.


Top tournaments won by Jordan Spieth

2016Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Sydney276 (-12)A$225,000
Played as the Emirates Australian Open (Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Spieth (USA) beat Cameron Smith (Aus) and Ashley Hall (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th) to win this event for the second time in three years. [Royal Sydney GC, Rose Bay, Sydney, Aus].
2016Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex263 (-17)$1,206,000
Played as the Dean & Deluca Invitational (formerly Crowne Plaza Invitational). Second-placed Harris English (USA) finished 3 shots behind Spieth (USA). Spieth shot a back-nine 30 on the final day to win for the first time in his home state of Texas. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
2016Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Kapalua Resort262 (-30)$1,180,000
Played as the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Defending champion and second-placed Patrick Reed (USA) finished 8 shots behind Spieth (USA), who claimed his seventh PGA Tour win. [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
2015Men AwardsFedExCup - PGA Tr3,800 pts$10 million
22-year-old Spieth (USA) won the PGA Tour season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Henrik Stenson (Swe) was second with 2,307 pts; Jason Day (Aus) was third with 2,290 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.
2015Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicTPC Deere Run264 (-20)$846,000
Played as the John Deere Classic. Spieth (USA) beat Tom Gillis (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
2015Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am68.911n/a
Spieth (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Jason Day (Aus) was second with 69.161; Bubba Watson (USA) was third with 69.296.
2015Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr68.938n/a
Spieth (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Jason Day (Aus) was second with 69.161; Bubba Watson (USA) was third with 69.296.
2015Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$12,030,465see Score
Spieth (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2015 leading money winner, with earnings of $12,030,465 on the Tour. Jason Day (Aus) was second with $9,403,330; Bubba Watson (USA) was third with $6,876,797.
2015Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Am180 ptsn/a
Spieth (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money list position and scoring average). Spieth accumulated 180 pts; Bubba Watson (USA) was second with 52 pts; Zach Johnson (USA) was third with 46 pts.
2015Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Spieth (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2015Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National270 (-18)$1,800,000
The Masters Tournament (79th). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Spieth (USA). In winning his first major championship, 21-year-old Spieth broke or equalled many Masters records, including: lowest Masters winning score of 18-under par 270 (also achieved by Tiger Woods, 1997); first player to reach 19-under (a bogey at the 72nd hole cost him the outright lowest score record); second youngest winner (5 months behind Tiger Woods, 1997); most birdies over the four rounds, i.e. 28 (Mickelson had 25 in 2001). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2015Men AmericaTour Championship (PGA Tr)East Lake GC271 (-9)$1,485,000
Played as the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola (the last of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe), Justin Rose (Eng) and Danny Lee (NZ) finished 4 shots behind Spieth (USA). 22-year-old Spieth gained enough points to win the season-long FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus; he also regained the No.1 spot on the official world golf rankings. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].
2015Men MajorsUS OpenChambers Bay275 (-5)$1,800,000
The US Open (115th). Second-placed Dustin Johnson (USA) and Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Spieth (USA), who claimed back-to-back major championships, having won The Masters earlier in the year. [Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Pl, nr Seattle, WA].
2015Men AmericaValspar Ch'shipInnisbrook Resort274 (-10)$1,062,000
Played as the Valspar Championship. Spieth (USA) beat Patrick Reed (USA) and Sean O'Hair (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
2014Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenAustralian, The271 (-13)A$225,000
Played as the Emirates Australian Open (Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed Rod Pampling (Aus) finished 6 shots behind Spieth (USA), who recorded his second professional win, and first outside the USA. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].
2014Men AmericaWorld ChallengeIsleworth G&CC262 (-26)$1,000,000
Played as the Hero World Challenge (an unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 10 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Speith (USA). A week earlier Speith also won the Australian Open. [Isleworth G&CC, Orlando, FL].
2013Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicTPC Deere Run265 (-19)$828,000
Played as the John Deere Classic. 19-year old Speith (USA) beat Zach Johnson (USA) and David Hearn (Can) with a par at the fifth playoff hole. Spieth became the first teenage winner of a PGA Tour event for 82 years, when Ralph Guldahl won the 1931 Santa Monica Open. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
2013Men AwardsRookie of Yr - PGA Tr$3,879,820see Score
Spieth (USA) won the PGA Tour 2013 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 10th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $3,879,820 on the Tour.
2011Men AmateurUS Amateur (Boys)Gold Mtn GC6 & 5amateur
Played as the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Spieth (USA) beat Chelso Barrett (USA) 6 and 5 in the final to win this event for the second time in three years. [Olympic course, Gold Mtn GC, Bremerton, WA].
2009Men AmateurUS Amateur (Boys)Trump Natl, Bedminster4 & 3amateur
Played as the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Spieth (USA) beat Jay Hwang (USA) 4 and 3 in the final. [Old and New courses, Trump Natl, Bedminster, New Jersey].

 

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