Jordan Spieth was born July 27, 1993.
Hailing from Dallas, Speith won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2009 and 2011. He joined Tiger Woods as the only players to ever win the event multiple times.
In his freshman year with the Longhorns, the first-team All-American led his team to a NCAA Championship, and was voted as the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, as well as the Player of the Year.
Spieth earned a spot in his first major, and participated in the 2012 U.S. Open after Brandt Snedeker withdrew. He placed 21st, and had the best performance of any amateur in the tournament.
After Patrick Cantlay turned professional, Spieth took over the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
In 2012, halfway through his sophomore year at Texas, the 19-year-old Spieth decided to turn professional. At the end of the year in 2013, he was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and was ranked 22nd in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Spieth made his debut at the Masters in 2014, where he finished as the runner-up behind Bubba Watson. Shooting no worse then an even-par in any round, the Masters performance moved Spieth into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in his young career.
Fast-forwarding a year later, Spieth was back at the Masters in search of his first ever major. He shot a 64 (-8) in the opening round, giving him a three-stroke lead. The following day, Spieth shot a 66, breaking the 36-hole Masters scoring record, and was 14-under par through two rounds. After briefly being 19-under par on the final day, Spieth bogeyed the last hole and ended at 18-under. This achievement tied Tiger Woods 1997 record for the best performance at the Masters. He subsequently moved up to #2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Here's a recap of Speith's final round highlights at the 2015 Masters:
A couple months later, Spieth won the 2015 U.S. Open, making him the sixth player ever to win the Masters and U.S. Open back-to-back. Tiger Woods was the last player to achieve the feat, in 2002. In addition, Spieth became the youngest player (21) to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923.