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Jordan Spieth    

Professional Golfer

Sports speaker and professional golfer Jordan Spieth joined the PGA tour by turning professional in 2012. Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Spieth would go on to attend the University of Texas and play college golf for the Longhorns. During his freshman year at the University of Texas, Jordan and his teammates would go on to win the NCAA championship with additional individual accolades of being named Player of the Year, first-team All-American, and Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Halfway through his sophomore year, at age 19, Jordan Spieth decided to go pro, signing endorsements with BioSteel Sports Supplements and athletic apparel company Under Armour.

His first golf tournament as a professional golfer was the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January, 2013 where he missed the cut by just two strokes. Jordan would go on to play in the Puerto Rico Open, the Tampa Bay Championship, and the RBC Heritage where he would finish in the top 10 of each. In July of 2013, Spieth would truly make his mark as a professional golfer at the John Deere Classic. The competition came down to a sudden-death playoff at the fifth hole between Jordan and his two contenders, fellow American Zach Johnson and Canadian David Hearn. Jordan Spieth would win the playoff; finishing 1st in the John Deere Classic and qualifying him for early entry into the 2013 Open Championship, PGA Championship, and Masters. Jordan ranks 10th on the PGA Tour in Money Leaders and was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in September of 2013.

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