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Jordan Spieth has announced that he has become a father for the second time with the birth of a daughter, Sophie, on 12 September 2023.
The 30-year-old announced the news on his social media platforms with a message saying: “Welcome, Sophie 9/12/23” accompanied by a close-up black-and-white photograph of him holding the baby.
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Among those who responded to Spieth's news were fellow PGA Tour pro Min Woo Lee, who replied with “congrats” on Instagram, while a message from the official Ryder Cup USA account read: “Welcome Sophie - so happy to have you on the 🇺🇸 team!!”
Spieth and his wife Annie’s first child was son Sammy, who was born on 14 November 2021. Both Annie and Sammy were at last year’s Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow where Spieth’s perfect 5-0-0 record helped the USA team beat the International team by 17.5 points to 12.5 points.
Then, mother and son appeared with the three-time Major winner at the Masters Par 3 Contest before the Augusta National tournament this year.
Last week, Spieth was one of three players missing from the US Ryder Cup team’s scouting trip to Marco Simone ahead of the biennial match because of the imminent birth of his daughter.
The Texan has been one of the key members of the US Ryder Cup team in recent years, and the 44th edition will be his fifth match in succession.
Because of that experience and his 8-7-3 overall record, there will be plenty of expectation on him to help the team retain the trophy it won at Whistling Straits less than two months before the birth of Sammy.
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