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Jordan Spieth: The Young Golf Prodigy Taking the World by Storm

Full Name Jordan Alexander Spieth
Age 30
Birthday July 27, 1993
Birth Sign Leo
Born United States
Height 6′ 1′′
Net Worth $110M

As a dedicated golf fan, I‘ve had the pleasure of following Jordan Spieth‘s remarkable career from the beginning. The Dallas native is a once-in-a-generation talent who already has 3 major titles under his belt at just 30 years old. Spieth first burst onto the scene by winning the 2015 Masters and U.S. Open, becoming only the second golfer ever to capture those two tournaments in the same year. Since then, he‘s continued to wow audiences with his fluid swing, nerveless putting, and overall consistent excellence. Let‘s take a closer look at golf‘s biggest young superstar.

Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Spieth‘s natural talents were apparent from a young age – he won multiple junior tournaments and even became the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur champion ever at 16. After accepting an exemption to play on the PGA Tour while still in high school, he decided to turn pro in 2012 at only 19 years old.

The next year, Spieth won his first PGA event at the John Deere Classic, becoming the youngest Tour winner in 82 years. But it was 2015 that truly marked his entry into golf immortality. His masterful wire-to-wire victory at Augusta National made him the Masters‘ second youngest winner ever. Just two months later, he captured golf‘s most demanding major, the U.S. Open, with a clutch final-round performance. In doing so, he joined an elite club of just six golfers to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year.

Jordan Spieth‘s Timeline of Greatness

  • 1993 – Born in Dallas, Texas on July 27
  • 2006 – Wins U.S. Junior Amateur at age 16
  • 2011 – Graduates high school and turns pro
  • 2013 – Wins John Deere Classic on PGA Tour at age 19
  • 2015 – Wins Masters and U.S. Open at age 21
  • 2017 – Wins Open Championship for 3rd major title
  • 2019 – Wins The Open Championship for 4th major

Records and Accomplishments

  • Youngest to win Masters and U.S. Open in same year (2015)
  • Won FedEx Cup twice (2014, 2015)
  • PGA Player of the Year two years straight when only 22 and 23
  • 10 PGA Tour wins before turning 23 (tied Tiger‘s longstanding record)
  • Won $10 million bonus from Under Armour for winning 2 majors in 2015
  • Ranked World #1 for 26 weeks at just 22 years old (youngest ever)

Why We Love Jordan Spieth

He‘s a phenomenal role model. Despite achieving so much success at a young age, Spieth has remained humble, gracious and mature beyond his years. He‘s a consummate sportsman on the course and exemplifies class and poise under pressure.

He has an exciting, fan-friendly playing style. Spieth wears his emotions on his sleeve and isn‘t afraid to show his visible frustration or elation. His dramatic celebrations and youthful passion make him a delight to watch.

He gives back generously. The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation provides financial support to charities helping special needs children, veterans, and military families. His philanthropy shows true character.

In short, Jordan Spieth is the total package – an iconic champion golfer with the talent and likeability to become one of the sport‘s enduring legends. As a longtime fan, I can‘t wait to see what he accomplishes next!