Jordan Spieth introduced his presence to the world during the 2014 Masters Tournament. In just his first time playing in golf’s most prestigious event, Spieth rolled into the final round with a share of the lead at 5-under.
While the 20-year-old Dallas, Texas native is just now becoming a mainstream athlete, Spieth has been around the game for quite some time. Let’s take a look at 11 career facts that you should know about Spieth.
- Attended both St. Monica Catholic School and Jesuit College Preparatory School, graduating in 2011.
- Made cut at 2010 Byron Nelson Championship at age of 16.
- Helped lead the University of Texas to the 2012 NCAA Golf Championship.
- Was named to the All-Big 12 Team, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year, and was a first-team All-American at Texas.
- Won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2009 and 2011. Tiger Woods is only other golfer in history to win this title more than once.
- Turned professional in 2012.
- First professional win in 2013 at the John Deere Classic. He was just 19 years old.
- Sponsored by Under Armour.
- Named 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
- Ended 2013 10th on the money list and ranked 22nd in the world. He entered the season 810th.
- Started the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust in 2013 to benefit special needs youth, military families, and junior golf.
Time will only tell if we are going to add the most important accomplishment yet to this list.