Today in Sports History: April 12

In 2015, American professional golfer, Jordan Spieth won his first Major title, at 21-years-old, by 4 strokes against Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose. Spieth won his first green jacket at the 79th U.S. Masters Tournament, at the Augusta National golf course. He is the second-youngest player to win a Master’s, right next to Tiger Woods. 

Spieth turned professional in 2012, joining Woods in winning multiple U.S. Junior Amateur titles. He was named the 2013 PGA Rookie of the Year and the 2015 PGA Player of the Year. He had the All-Time best combined Major Score within a calendar year and was the youngest player ever to earn a PGA Tour membership, win on the PGA Tour in 82 years, make the World Top-10 player list, and win The Open. 

Within his first six seasons on the PGA Tour, he won 11 tournaments and two Australian Opens. He was a member of the U.S. Presidents Cup team in 2013, 2015, and 2017, and was the youngest player on the team. He was also a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2014, 2016, and 2018, and was also the youngest player on the team since 1929. 

In 2013, he won the John Deere Classic, and in 2015 he won the Valspar Championship, the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, the John Deere Classic, and Tour Championship. In 2016, he won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and the Dean & Deluca Invitational. And, in 2017, he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the Travelers Championship, and the Open Championship. 

Recently, in 2021, Spieth won his 12th PGA Tour Tournament at the Valero Texas Open with a score of six-under 66. Spieth will be competing in the 2022 Masters Tournament in Augusta. 

 

 

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