Jordan Spieth

DATE OF Birth

July 27 1993

COUNTRY
United States

HEIGHT

6ft 1in

TOTAL VICTORIES

8

2013 proved to be Henrik Stenson’s hottest year on both the PGA Tour and European Tour as he won the TOUR Championship and FedEx Cup in America whilst capturing the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai to win the Race to Dubai crown. He also narrowly missed out winning his first Major when he finished runner up to Phil Mickelson in the Open Championship and in third place at the 2013 US PGA Championship. To cap off his remarkable year, he was crowed the European Tour Golfer of the Year.

2015 has proved to be the year of Jordan Spieth as he converted his outstanding PGA Tour form in to Major success with victories at The Masters and the US Open – breaking numerous records along the way. Not only did Spieth become the second youngest player to win the Green Jacket, he also tied Tiger Woods’ 1997 scoring record and recorded the most birdies ever at the tournament (28). Not content with two Major’s, Jordan won the John Deere Classic, the week before the Open Championship where he narrowly missed out on a playoff by one-shot in his bid to win the first three legs of the Grand Slam. Recently, he missed out on the PGA Championship to Jason Day but as a result of his second place finish, moved to number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time, at only 22 years of age. Despite temporarily losing the number one spot on the world rankings, after missing the cut at The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship, the first two events of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Spieth won the 2015 Tour Championship by four strokes, picking up his fifth win of the year, and earning a $10 million bonus for winning the overall FedEx Cup Standing.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas Jordan attended St. Monica Catholic School and Jesuit College Preparatory School. Spieth would go on to a successful amateur career, winning the U.S. Junior Amateur twice in 2009 and 2011, joining Tiger Woods as the only two time winner of the event. He was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year 2009 by the American Junior Golf Association and finished 2nd in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championship.

2011 would see Spieth attend the University of Texas, helping his team to win the NCAA Championship in his freshman year while also winning numerous personal accolades including Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Player of the Year and being named to first team All American. Spieth would go on to record low amateur status at the 2012 U.S. Open and would further go on to become the number one amateur in the World following this performance. In December 2012, halfway through his sophomore year, Spieth turned professional aged just 19.

The 2013 season would see Spieth begin his professional career on the Web.com Tour, recording two top 10 finishes in his first two events. In March, Spieth finished tied 2nd at the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open, recording his first career top-10 finish on the PGA Tour in only his third professional start. A week later he recorded another top 10 finish, earning him Special Temporary Member status, making him eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions on the PGA Tour for the remainder of the year.

Spieth would go on to take full advantage of this arrangement and, following five top 10 finishes on the PGA tour, would win his maiden PGA Tour event at the John Deere Classic in July. The win came in only his 24th career PGA Tour, and16th as a professional. The win was made even more impressive by his birdies at the last three holes of regulation play, making a 45-foot bunker shot to force a sudden death play-off with former Masters Champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn. He won the play-off at the fifth extra hole and earned full membership status on the Tour as well as earning a place in the Open Championship where he made the cut.

Spieth would nearly go on to win again only a month later, losing to Patrick Reed in a playoff at the Wyndham Championship. Spieth would, however, go on to play all four events in the FedEx Cup playoff, finishing tied 2nd at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and 7th overall. By doing so, he became the lone rookie and the youngest in tour history to qualify for the event (20 years, 1 month, 26 days) and earned him a captain pick for the 2013 Presidents Cup team, becoming the first PGA Tour rookie to ever compete on the U.S. Team. The 2013 season would end with Spieth named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year while also finishing the year placed 10th on the PGA Tour Official Money List with $3,879,820 and 22nd in the Official Golf Rankings, a remarkable achievement considering he started the year ranked 810th and with no tour status.

Spieth’s 2013 form would continue in to the 2014 season, recording a 2nd place finish at his first event of 2014 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. At the first major of the year, the Masters Tournament, Spieth would share the 54 hole lead with Bubba Watson, eventually finishing 2nd. A win would have seen Spieth become the youngest ever Master’s Winner, beating the previous record held by Tiger Woods following his win in 1997. His 2nd place finishes did, however, make him the youngest Master’s runner up in history and would also see Spieth enter the top 10 in the Official World Rankings for the first time.

Spieth is making his third appearance in the WGC-HSBC Champions, having finished 17th in 2013 and T35th in 2014.