Get to know the reigning Hero World Challenge champion
Since 2003, only four players have finished a PGA TOUR season with five or more wins. Jordan Spieth is among those in this elite group. The 22-year-old phenom accomplished this feat during the 2014-15 season, one for the ages, with five overall wins. His accolades included two major championships, the FedExCup title and a sweep of the most coveted awards in golf. The top-ranked golfer now has his sights set on defending his title at the tournament where all of his momentum started nearly a year ago, the Hero World Challenge.
Spieth grew up in Dallas in a family of five, playing basketball, baseball and golf. Although baseball was Spieth’s first love, he gave up his affection for America’s pastime when he was 12 years old to focus on golf. He quickly realized the greens were where he belonged. He captured two U.S. Junior Amateur championships and earned three American Junior Golf first-team All-America honors.
Spieth attended the University of Texas for a year and a half where he was an NCAA champion as a freshman in 2012. He decided to turn professional halfway through his sophomore year. In his first year on the PGA TOUR, Spieth earned Rookie of the Year honors, recorded eight top-10 finishes, placed second twice and finished the year ranked 22nd.
Within three years of being on tour, Spieth has made the world notice his game with his consistent play and humble demeanor. It is this modest nature and inspiration from his sister that drove him to form the Jordan Spieth Foundation. The charity focuses on supporting special needs children, military families and junior golf programs.
This brilliant golfer is on a mission to be the best he can be at his craft. Will déjà vu hit the Hero World Challenge and catapult Spieth toward another magical season? Find out Dec. 3-6 at Albany in the Bahamas.