By Stefan Anderson
Even in your wildest dreams, imagine playing the biggest game in your career at the age of 20. Not only competing but beating all the people you grew up looking to and aspired to be like. Well that was short lived reality for the PGA’s newest prodigy, Jordan Spieth.
In his first Masters appearance, Spieth held on to the lead of the biggest tournament in PGA for 7 holes until losing his lead to Bubba Watson , who went on to win his second green jacket in an impressive 3 years. On the brink of becoming the youngest winner of the major since 1931, Speith lost his composure after a few tough shots and couldn’t withhold the train of Bubba Watson.
Despite his loss Jordan Spieth’s emergence in golf is one that should paid attention to.
In only his second year on the tour, Spieth has gained a top ten ranking, currently ranked #6 in the world, and two top 25 finishes in majors. After a great college career at Texas, where he contributed to a National Championship, along with being named All-Big 12 Team, Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Player of the Year, and first-team All-American. The phenom continued his reign after being added to the U.S. Open team in 2012 as an alternate. Following an invitation from captain Fred Couples for the United States squad in the 2013 Presidents Cup, Spieth help contribute to the championship which ultimately led to him being selected as the PGA Rookie of The Year in 2013.
After his shortcoming Sunday during the Masters, Spieth showed that he was more than hype and lived up to the expectations that many had for him. Jordan Spieth career can end up like Tiger Woods, Rory McElroy or Sergio Garcia just to name a few, but we cannot put the jury out as he has a long golf career to write his history. His story is transcending and deserves the national attention that he is receiving along with 972,000 from earnings he received from placing second in the Masters. His career is one to keep an eye on for the upcoming future.