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2018 US Open Golf: Jordan Spieth Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 27nJuly, 1993
Birth place: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Professional wins: 12
Residence: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 2012
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour: 9
PGA Tour of Australasia: 2

Jordan Alexander Spieth is an American golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour. He is a former number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He won the 2015 edition of the FedEx Cup and has won twice the major tournaments. Spieth won his first major tournament at the 2015 edition of the Masters Tournament, and this victory earned him a $1.8 million prize. He also took home the win for the 2015 U.S. Open, having scored 5-under-par, and he made history for being the second youngest to ever win the coveted trophy. He also took home the win for the 2015 edition of the Tour Championship.

Amateur Career

Spieth was born in Dallas, Texas. In his career as an amateur, the golfer racked up a solid record for winning several tournaments. For instance, he won the U.S. Junior Amateur Cup in 2009 and 2011. He was ranked number 1 in the AJGA even before turning 18 years old. He participated in the Junior PGA Championship, where he took position two in the 2008 and 2009 editions. He was named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year by the American Junior Golf Association in 2009. He competed in the HP Byron Nelson Championship 2010 edition, where he finished in a tie for the 16th spot.

Professional Career

Spieth turned professional in 2012. The following year, he won the John Deere Classic, which earned him full status on the PGA Tour. He made his debut at the 2014 Masters and he finished in a tie for the 2nd place. This performance propelled him to the top 10 in the world ranking. His performance at the Valero Texas Open in 2015 elevated him to the 6th position in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Jordan Spieth has an extensive career in golf. His record boasts of 9 PGA Tour wins, which is a testament to his legendary status in the golf sport.