Jordan Spieth is a famous professional golfer who burst onto the world golf scene after winning the Masters Tournament and the US Open in 2015. The super talented athlete of Texas origin was also ranked number one in the world in golf in the same 2015. More recently, in 2017, he won the British Open, becoming the youngest American to do so. There’s so much to know about Jordan Spieth – keep reading!
Jordan Spieth’s Bio
Jordan Spieth was born Jordan Alexander Spieth on July 27, 1993, in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in his hometown. His parents are Shawn Spieth and Mary Christine Spieth, who was married as Mary Christine Julius and together they have three children. Spieth’s other brothers and sisters are younger than him.
His brother, Steven Spieth is a basketball player and he plays for the Brown Bears which is the male basketball team of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island and he also has a sister, Ellie Spieth (more about her much later). Spieth has a mixed Irish and German heritage, however, his nationality is American and his ethnicity is white.
Although he became interested in golf at the age of four, Speith did not always prefer golf as his professional career may suggest today. He has played a number of sports while growing up, including baseball, football, soccer, and basketball. As a child, he played golf on the family lawn he had mowed especially for this purpose, but later learned to play golf at Brookhaven Country Club and with Cameron McCormick, then a golf expert, as a mentor at the age of ten. Monica Catholic School and Jesuit College Preparatory School where he completed his high school education before graduating in 2011. He studied at the University of Texas, Austin.
Jordan Spieth will follow in the footsteps of legendary American golfer Tiger Woods to win the American Junior Amateur Championship twice (in 2009 and 2011), becoming the second golfer to do so.
Net Worth, House
Jordan Spieth started his career in golf at a very young age. He won the PGA Junior Championship in 2009 and 2011. This achievement ranked him first in the AJGA Golf Rankings, which ranks junior golfers around the world. In 2013, he was named “PGA Tour Rookie of the Year” after participating in the Farmers Insurance Open, Puerto Rico Open, Tampa Bay Championship, Wyndham Championship.
He also placed 22nd in the official world golf rankings and 10th on the PGA Tour currency list at the end of the 2013 season. Two years later, he was named PGA Tour Player of the Year after winning the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open. At the end of the 2015 season, he became number 1 in the official world golf ranking.
He earned a total of $53 million in 2015, which earned him a place on the Golf Digest’s list of top revenue for that year. Jordan Spieth is really living his dream right now. The Dallas golfer is one of the best golfers right now. In 2015, he purchased a 7,400 square foot house in Preston Hollow that includes five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a 288-bottle wine closet, a media room, a games room, an office, and a swimming pool. The mansion cost $2.3 million.
About His Family – Sister
As mentioned earlier, Jordan Spieth’s family is composed of his father, Shawn Spieth, his mother, Mary Christie Speith, and his siblings, Steven and Ellie Spieth. Spieth’s father, Shawn, is an entrepreneur and founder of a young media analysis company, having played baseball at college with Lehigh University while his mother is a computer engineer, who also played basketball at Moravian College.
It is not surprising to see where sportsmanship comes from in the family. But if anyone in the family took credit for the sporting breakthroughs recorded and made in the family, especially by Jordan Spieth himself, it would be Ellie Spieth, the family’s newest member. These are not speculations or permutations as the man – Jordan Spieth – himself said.
Ellie Spieth was born with a health problem. She suffers from a disease that has limited her development as a human being while disrupting the development of her ability to speak. Her birth was premature and the neurological disorder is generally called autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but Spieth says his younger sister (Ellie) is the funniest person in the family despite her physical health. He also calls her “his hero” and does not think he would be what he has become without her inspiration. So Spieth created a fund/foundation – Jordan Spieth Family Foundation – to look after three charities, including children with special needs like his younger sister, Ellie.
Who Is Jordan Spieth’s Wife/Girlfriend?
Jordan Spieth is not yet married, but the handsome charmer has been dating and is currently engaged to his long-time girlfriend and childhood sweetheart, Annie Verret. Annie is an event coordinator and since the news of their relationship spread, she has traveled around the world. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, with an average of 4.0 GPA and is also a sports lover (golf).
Annie is a regular face at Jordan Spieth’s games and has been seen at Augusta National, Ryder Cup, and Presidents Cup. The lovebirds were seen kissing at the 2015 Presidents’ Cup. She is currently working for The First Tee of Greater Dallas.