While you were out raging and/or Netflixing this weekend, men everywhere watched 21-year-old Jordan Spieth earned his first green jacket and Masters’ title. (For those who don’t follow, that’s golf. The very form of entertainment your dad naps to on Saturdays.) But when there’s eye candy like Spieth, it miiiight be time to tune in. Aside from being the second youngest golfer to receive the honor, he’s got the charm and humor of a true Texas boy. Here’s 4 things to know about this young Masters’ champ:
1. He dropped out at the University of Texas
The Dallas native is the splitting image of an All-American boy. He helped the Longhorns win the NCAA championship, was named Big 12 Freshman and Player of the Year, and was named to the first team All-American. He earned a spot in the U.S. Open in 2012 as an alternate and tied for 21st place. At 19, he turned pro.
He really hit his stride winning the John Deere classic in July 2013, becoming the first teenager to win the tournament since 1931. The win cemented status as a PGA tour member, and he was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. He tied for second at last year’s Masters, already starting his turn of making history.
3. He is dating Annie Verrett
Sorry ladies, Spieth is off the market. He and Annie are childhood sweethearts, and she recently graduated from Texas Tech University (but that won’t stop us from trying!)
4. He has a special needs sister named Ellie, who he says is “his biggest inspiration” He started the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust, which lends time, awareness and financial assistance to special needs youth, military families and junior golf. As if we need another reason to love him.
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5. He just a regular twenty-something. But now $1.8 million richer. He has non-golf famous friends like Tom Brady and Jake Owen, as a Southern gent, calls his elders “Mr.” and owns four pairs of cowboy boots. But really, do you expect anything less?
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) March 1, 2014