Jordan Spieth won his second major of the year at Chambers Bay – and here are 10 things you might not know about him
Jordan has two younger siblings, Steven and Ellie. Steven is a basketball player at Brown University. Ellie has grown up with disabilities and Spieth has credited her with keeping him grounded and focused as well as keeping the game of golf in perspective and is what inspired Jordan to establish the Jordan Spieth Charitable Fund to raise awareness for, among other things, special-needs kids.
Jordan got started with little tykes plastic golf clubs when he was 18 months old to keep him busy when his younger brother Steven was born.
At 9 years old Jordan mowed the grass as low as possible in the corner of the yard to create a golf hole for practice chipping and putting.
He brings Ellie, his special needs sister and inspiration, a special key chain from everywhere he travels.
He missed his high school graduation to play Saturday afternoon round in the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship.
He won the NCAA Division I National Championship as a freshman at Texas (and misses the vicious ping pong games!).
Jordan golfs righty but was a left-handed baseball player (pitcher/first base/center field) and still shoots a basketball left-handed.
He loves country music
Spieth’s girlfriend is Annie Verret,who was his high school sweetheart at Jesuit College Prep.
Michael Greller, Spieth’s caddy, used to be a full-time math teacher.