Jordan Spieth was born on July 27, 1993, in Dallas, Texas. The first of three children of father Shawn, a former college baseball player who founded a media analytics startup, and mother Chris, a college basketball player turned computer engineer. Jordan grew up playing soccer, baseball, football and basketball, with golf eventually taking precedence in the pecking order.
Jordan has a younger brother, Steven and a younger sister Eliie. Ellie is a special needs young lady and Jordan this has inspired Jordan to open a “Jordan Spieth Charitable Fund”.
Jordan was a student at St. Monica Catholic School and Jesuit College Preparatory School, Spieth established himself as a golf prodigy. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in 2009 and 2011. He missed his High School Graduation because he was on the leaderboard of the Byron Nelson.
As a freshman at the University of Texas, Spieth was named Big 12 Player of the Year and a first-team All-American as he led the Longhorns to the NCAA Championship. He earned low amateur status at the U.S. Open in 2012, and at the end of the year the 19-year-old turned professional.
He turned professional in 2012, and he became the youngest man in 82 years to win a PGA Tour event.
Spieth’s swing, in the words of coach Cameron McCormick, is a classic example of “function over form.” He favors an unconventional variation of the overlapping grip, and the position of his left arm through impact isn’t something teachers would suggest you emulate.
Spieth and girlfriend Annie Verret have been together since high school, growing up in Dallas. Annie graduated from Texas Tech in the winter with honors and works now with the First Tee of Greater Dallas. Annie got some airtime last year while Spieth was contending at Augusta National, and has been with Jordan at the last Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.
Michael Greller, is now Jordan’s full time caddy, he was a sixth-grade math teacher for 10 years who hooked up with Spieth at the 2011 U.S. Junior Am.Toggle