Jordan Spieth is a professional golfer and former World No.1 on the Official World Golf Rankings. He reached the top spot on August 16, 2015. He has won three majors, including the US Open and the PGA Championship which he both won in 2015.
Player Profile and Amateur Career
Jordan Alexander Spieth was born on July 27, 1993, in Dallas, Texas in the United States. He continues to reside in Dallas. Spieth stands 185 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 79 kg. He is the son of Mary Christine and Shawn Spieth. At an early age, he played golf at the Brookhaven Country Club.
As an amateur, he won the US Junior Amateur twice, first in 2009 and again in 2011. He and Tiger Woods are the only players who have won the title two times. In 2009, he was named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year by the American Junior Golf Association.
He later attended college at the University of Texas and he was a member of the 2011 Walker Cup Team. In 2012, he played in the US Open and finished 21st. He turned pro halfway through his 2nd year at University.
His first professional win on the PGA Tour came in 2013 when he won the John Deere Classic, beating David Hearn and Zach Johnson. A couple of years later, he won his first major event, the Masters Tournament. A few months later, he won The US Open. In July, he won his second John Deere Classic title. These wins helped propel him to the top of the world rankings.
His third major win came in 2018, he won The Open Championship, beating Matt Kuchar by three strokes. His most recent wins include the 2021 Valero Texas Open and the 2022 RBC Heritage.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 13
- European Tour - 3
- PGA Tour of Australasia - 2
- Other - 1
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - Won: 2015
- PGA Championship - 2nd: 2015
- U.S. Open - Won: 2015
- The Open Championship - Won: 2017
- PGA Tour Rookie of the Year - 2013
- PGA Tour leading money winner -2014–15
- FedEx Cup Champion - 2015
- PGA Tour Player of the Year -2014–15
- PGA Player of the Year - 2015
- Vardon Trophy - 2015, 2017
- Byron Nelson Award - 2015, 2017