Jordan Alexander Spieth is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He won the 2013 PGA Championship, 2014 PGA Open Championship and 2014 Masters. In May 2015, he became the youngest player to win the Masters Tournament since Bobby Jones in 1923. He then won the 2015 Tour Championship, which clinched the2015 FedEx Cup. In August 2016, he won his third major at the 2017 Open Championship.
About Jordan Spieth in brief
Jordan Alexander Spieth is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He is a three-time major winner and the 2015 FedEx Cup champion. Spieth was born in Dallas, Texas, to Shawn Spieth and Mary Christine Spieth. He attended St. Monica Catholic School and graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School in 2011. In 2009 and 2011, Spieth won the U.S. Junior Amateur and joined Tiger Woods as the tournament’s only two-time winners. He played college golf at the University of Texas and was a member of the 2011 Walker Cup team. He turned professional in 2012 after failing to advance to the Final Stage of PGA tour qualifying school. In July 2013, he won the John Deere Classic on the fifth hole of a 3-way, sudden-death playoff against defending champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn. With the victory, he was granted full status as a Pga Tour member and became eligible for the FedEx Cup, entering in 11th place in the standings. Just two days later, he shot a final round 62 to vault him into a tie for fourth place with Fredrikrik Norling. He won the 2013 PGA Championship, 2014 PGA Open Championship and 2014 Masters, but lost in a playoff to Patrick Reed at the Wyndham Championship. In May 2015, he became the youngest player to win the Masters Tournament since Bobby Jones in 1923. He then won the 2015 Tour Championship, which clinched the2015 FedEx Cup. In June 2016, he tied the 72-hole record set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and became the second youngest golfer to win the Masters.
In August 2016, he won his third major at the 2017 Open Championship, by three shots at 12 under par. He became the number one amateur in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after his performance in the 2014 U. S. Open and Patrick Cantlay’s decision to turn professional. He was ranked No. 1 in the AJGA Golf Rankings before turning 18 in July 2011, which promotes the best junior golfers in the world. He finished second in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championships and was named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2009. In 2012, after missing the cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2010, he made the cut, becoming the sixth-youngest player to make the cut. He made three cuts, finishing tied for second at the Puerto Rico Open and tied for seventh at the Tampa Bay Championship. He earned Special Temporary Member status in March, which allowed him unlimited sponsor exemptions; non-members are limited to seven exemptions per season. He notched another top-10 finish in April at the RBC Heritage, a tying for ninth. In March, he finished tied for ninth at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. In April 2014, he played in three of the four rounds; he halved his foursomes match and won both singles matches. In his freshman year at Texas he won three events and led the team in scoring average. He helped his team win the NCAA championship.