Six years ago, Jordan Spieth was a Texas kid with dreams of making it on the PGA Tour. Now, he’s a three-time major champion.
Spieth is once again in contention at the Masters, the same tournament where he established himself as golf’s next big thing in 2015.
Of course, Spieth has had plenty to smile about for the past half-decade, even before becoming one of his sports’ biggest stars. Take a closer look at the 24-year-old’s life of lag putts and luxury.
Sam Belden wrote a previous version of this story.
Spieth has 11 PGA Tour wins and three major titles. He’s the youngest player ever to reach both milestones.
At 24, he’s already earned more than $US36 million in his PGA Tour career. That’s more than several of his top contemporaries, including Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald.
Spieth jump-started his career with a hole-out to force sudden death at the 2013 John Deere Classic. He went on to win the event.
At 19, he was the youngest PGA Tour winner in more than 80 years.
Spieth has been endorsed by Under Armour from the beginning of his pro career, signing with them when he was 19. They later tore up his original deal and gave him a 10-year extension in 2015.
He’s estimated to have banked $US24 million off the course in 2017.
Source: Golf Digest
Spieth also has deals with Titleist, Wheaties, and AT&T.
As well as Coca-cola.
And when you’ve got a deal with Rolex, it is always good to have that watch visible in IG posts.
The Texan has become one of the top fan draws on the PGA Tour. His bobbleheads are always a popular giveaway at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Spieth is a huge Dallas sports fan, especially of the Cowboys and Mavericks. Tony Romo is a regular golf buddy, while Dirk Nowitzki is part of his dream foursome.
In 2016, Spieth bought a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Dallas from fellow PGA Tour pro Hunter Mahan.
22 year old Jordan Spieth's new house is okay I guess. Be right back, have to sign my 2 year old up for golf lessons pic.twitter.com/eycrPitn9P
— Walt from Golf Buzz (@TheGolfBuzz) January 21, 2016
Spieth reached the game’s elite level with his win at the 2015 Masters. Two months later, he took the US Open.
At the Masters, Spieth is willing to spend extra for any advantage he can get, and that includes renting two houses, with one just for sleeping and quiet time.
He won over $US12 million that season, shattering the previous record.
Spieth has been so successful that his caddie, a former maths teacher, has made around $US5 million.
Spieth isn’t just known for his big wins. He authored one of the worst Masters collapses in history in 2016, hitting a pair of balls into the water on the 12th hole.
Subsequently, he was involved with one of the most awkward green jacket hand-offs ever.
He also fell one stroke short of a playoff at the 2015 British Open, but still enjoyed drinking some booze out of the Claret Jug.
It was a similar story last year.
Spieth’s friends on the circuit include Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, and Smylie Kaufman. The four PGA Tour winners often vacation together.
Spieth and Kaufman had a funny moment earlier this year when they were dumped out of a kayak while in Hawaii. Luckily, they had stowed their mobile phones in plastic bags.
The inevitable finally happened.
Hope those cell phones were in plastic bags, guys. pic.twitter.com/xjmJH5dIY7
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 13, 2017
Fowler, Thomas and Kaufman aren’t his only famous pals. Spieth has been seen in Cabo with stars like Michael Phelps, Michael Jordan, and Russell Wilson.
— Chicago Sports (@ChicagoSports) July 11, 2017
He’s also golfed with President Obama.
Spieth recently got engaged to his high school sweetheart, Annie Verret, a Texas Tech graduate.
She’s become a fixture at Spieth’s events, including the 2015 Presidents Cup.
Spieth says his sister, Ellie, who has special needs, is his hero, and he brings her souvenirs from the place he visits.
With three PGA Tour wins, Spieth had one of his best years yet in 2017.
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