Height: 6 ft. 1 in
Weight: 185 lbs
College: University of Texas
Turned Pro: 2012
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Country: United States
Spieth won the US Junior Amateur Championship in both 2009 and 2011 making him the only multiple winner of the event along with Tiger Woods. Spieth played college golf at the University of Texas and represented the United States at the 2012 Walker Cup. He won three times in his freshman year and helped his team win the NCAA Championship and was named to the first team All American team. Spieth turned pro shortly after the start of his sophomore year.
Initially he relied on sponsor’s invites to try and earn a PGA Tour card. He finished runner-up on three occasions in his rookie year in 2013 including a play-off loss to Patrick Reed at the Wyndham Championship. He managed to capture his first Tour win that year at the John Deere Classic after a pay-off with Zach Johnson and David Hearn. He would finish his season 10th on the money list and was named as the Rookie of the Year.
Spieth failed to win in 2014 but did register two runner-up finishes, at the Masters and the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He made his first appearance in the Ryder Cup that year at Gleneagles. He has had a breakout year so far in 2015 having won three times already, including the first two Major Championships of the season. These wins came at the Hero World Challenge, US Masters and the US Open. He has also finished runner-up three times, including a play-off loss to J.B Holmes at the Shell Houston Open. He tied Tiger Woods’ 72 hole scoring record at the Masters with a score of 270 on his way to winning his first Major by an emphatic four shots. He then became the youngest US Open champion since Bobby Jones won it in 1923. At the mere age of 21, Spieth is currently the number two ranked golfer in the world and looks to have a very successful career ahead of him as well as a burgeoning rivalry with world number one Rory Mcilroy.