20 Things You Didn’t Know About Jordan Spieth

20 things you might not have known about three-time major winner Jordan Spieth

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Jordan Spieth
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20 Things You Didn't Know About Jordan Spieth

There is no doubt that the Jordan Spieth is one of the world's finest players and already looks like he'll go down in history as one of the best of his generation. In this video and article we reveal some interesting facts about the Texan...

20 Things You Didn't Know About Jordan Spieth

1. He was born, raised and still lives in Dallas, Texas.

2. His middle name is Alexander.

3. He turned pro aged 19.

4. He's the only golfer in his family. Jordan comes from a long line of athletes, but not golfers in his immediate family. His mum and brother played basketball at uni, while his dad was a baseball player.

5. He runs the Jordan Spieth Charitable Fund, inspired by his younger sister Ellie who has special needs.The charity raising awareness and money for kids with special needs, junior golf and military families.

6. He skipped school to watch Tiger Woods play in the early rounds of the Masters.

7. As a 14-year-old, Jordan predicted he would win the Masters while being featured on the local news in Dallas.

8. As a child he was known to cut the lawn at home as low as possible, just so he could practise his game.

9. He bought Hunter Mahan's house in 2016 which includes a 12-car underground garage, an indoor basketball court, swimming pool, golf simulator, and wine cellar.

10. He got engaged to his childhood sweetheart Annie Verret on Christmas Eve 2017. The pair went to high school together and got married in 2018.

11. In 2015 he won his maiden Major at The Masters, tying Tiger Woods' 270 total in 1997. He became the second-youngest man in history to win a Green Jacket after Woods.

12. Also in 2015 aged 21, he became the youngest man to win the US Open since Bobby Jones in 1923.

13. He was named as one of the "100 Most Influential People" in Time Magazine in 2016, noting that he "exemplifies everything that's great about sports."

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Jordan Spieth during the 2010 Byron Nelson Championship (Getty Images)
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14. Aged 16, he became the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event in the 2010 Byron Nelson Championship.

15. He was the low amateur at the 2012 US Open and become the number one-ranked amateur afterwards.

16. He won the 2009 and 2011 US Junior Amateur to join Tiger Woods as the tournament's only multiple winner.

17. He attends PGA Tour Bible study meetings with other players.

18. As of February 2022, he was 13th in the PGA Tour's career money list with $49m earnings.

19. He cites his interests as basketball, beach, fishing and all Dallas-area professional sports teams.

20. He signed with Under Armour and has a contract with the company until 2025. He is the company's poster athlete for golf.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6