First-year PGA TOUR member and the latest first-time winner Jordan Spieth celebrates his 20th birthday today.
Spieth, who turned pro after his freshman campaign at Texas, easily earned enough money to become a Special Temporary Member early in 2013 and became a full member with his John Deere Classic victory earlier this month.
With his win, Spieth became eligible to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs and he currently occupies the 12th position in the FedExCup standings. In addition to his victory, Spieth has five other top-10 finishes on the 2013 season including a runner-up showing at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com and a sixth-place finish at the AT&T National.
A two-time U.S. Junior Amateur champion, Spieth burst onto the PGA TOUR scene at age 16 when he entered the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship tied for seventh and went on to a tie for 16th after an even-par final round.
He made seven more TOUR starts as an amateur over the next two-plus years, making five cuts and finishing tied for 21st at the 2012 U.S. Open to earn low amateur honors.
Below, Spieth’s mother, Chris, shares 20 things about her son Jordan.
|20 Things about Jordan Spieth|