Five years ago, Jordan Spieth was a Texas kid with dreams of making it on the PGA Tour. Now he’s a three-time major champion with a big head start on joining one of golf’s most exclusive clubs.
Spieth made a brilliant charge on Sunday at the Open Championship, pouring in four straight par breakers on the back nine to zoom past Matt Kuchar and into the winner’s circle. The victory means that he’s a single PGA Championship title away from the career Grand Slam, a feat that would put him on a level with names like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player.
Of course, Spieth has had plenty to smile about for the past half-decade, even before he was within striking distance of making history. Let’s take a closer look at the 23-year-old’s life of lag putts and luxury.
With his Open Championship victory, Spieth has 11 PGA Tour wins and three major titles. He’s the youngest player ever to reach both milestones.
At 23 years old, he’s already earned more than $32 million in his PGA Tour career. That’s more than several of his top contemporaries, including Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson.
Spieth jump-started his career with a hole-out to force sudden death at the 2013 John Deere Classic. He went on to win the event.
At 19 years old, he was the youngest PGA Tour winner in more than 80 years.
Spieth has been endorsed by Under Armour from the beginning of his professional career, signing with them when he was just 19. He later agreed to a 10-year extension with them in 2015.
He is estimated to have banked nearly $30 million in endorsements and appearance fees in 2016.
The Texan has become one of the top fan draws on the PGA Tour. His bobbleheads are always a popular giveaway at the AT&T Byron Nelson.