The world of golf has been generating a lot of buzz lately, and this time it’s not about the infamous Tiger Woods but instead about a 20 year old southern boy from Dallas Texas, Jordan Spieth. Jordan turned pro at the age of just 19 and left school midway through his sophomore year at the University of Texas. Without school he had only one thing to focus on which was making his dream a reality.
For the ripe age of 20, Spieth holds an impressive record of awards and winnings. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur in both 2009 and 2011, as well as finishing 2nd in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championship. Jordan was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year by Rolex in 2009 and Personality of the Year by SportsDay’s Texas Sports in 2013. Spieth even went on to win the 2013 John Deere Classic making him the youngest tour winner since 1931 and granting him a secure spot in the 2014 British Open and Masters. With a resume like this one Spieth is sponsored by big named companies such as Under Armour, AT&T, Titliest, Rolex, and SuperStroke.
If his athletic accomplishments don’t win you over, his heart sure will. Just last year Jordan started the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust that focuses on promoting awareness and financial donations to special needs children, members of the military and their families, and junior golfers.
Jordan Spieth is predicted to win the 2014 US Open this weekend so make sure to tune in and check him out!