Jordan Speith

Jordan Speith
Inspired by his sister Ellie, Jordan fulfilled a lifelong dream by launching the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. The focus of this charitable endeavor is to provide financial assistance and a platform for supporting children with special needs, military families and junior golf programs.

Jordan Spieth’s rise to golf prominence can be traced back to the athletic family into which he was born in 1993. His dad, Shawn, played baseball at Lehigh University, and his mom, Chris, was a basketball player at Moravian College. Jordan’s younger brother Steven is a basketball player at Brown University while his younger sister, Ellie, born with a neurological disorder, is the true star of the family.

Baseball was Spieth’s first love. A left-handed pitcher, he gave it up at age 12 to focus on golf, and he quickly became one of the most heralded junior players. He won two U.S. Junior Amateur Championships, only the second player ever to win multiple Juniors (Tiger Woods is the other), and was an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) first-team All-American three times.

In 2013, midway through his sophomore year, Spieth decided to turn pro and played his way onto the the PGA Tour, highlighted by a T2nd at the Puerto Rico Classic and T7th at the Tampa Bay Championship. Later that year, Jordan went on to win his first professional tournament, the John Deere Classic, becoming the youngest PGA Tour winner in 82 years. He concluded the year ranked 7th on the FedEx Cup and earned a Captain’s selection for the United States Presidents Cup team, becoming the youngest ever to play in the event. To cap the incredible season, Spieth was unanimously named 2013 Rookie of the Year.

As a 20-year old, Jordan followed his first year on the PGA TOUR with continued consistency and strong performances. He recorded eight top-tens, with two 2nd place finishes, including an incredible runner-up performance in his debut at The Masters and a T5 at The PLAYERS Championship. He earned a spot on the United States Ryder Cup Team and was once again the youngest player (in modern golf) to do so. Jordan finished his exceptional year with impressive back-to-back victories. An 8-under 63 in the final round of The Emirates Australian Open made him the first American to win the event in over 20 years. The following week, in an elite field at the Hero World Challenge, Spieth dominated the field with a 10-shot victory.

Spieth’s 2015 was arguably one of the most historic golf seasons ever played with five victories and 15 total top-tens. Jordan finished the season number one in the Official World Golf Rankings and was unanimously named 2015 Player of the Year.