Jordan Spieth’s Spot in the PGA Record Books
It’s still a little bit more than 48 hours until Jordan Spieth turns 24 years old, but his name is popping up across the PGA record books like a player twice his age. Take a look at what he’s done since turning pro in 2014.
His 11 career PGA wins are tied for 90th all-time. Yep, already in the top 100 and more victories than Steve Elkington (10), Sergio Garcia (10), Bubba Watson (9), or Chi Chi Rodriguez (8).
He’s made $32,584,648 in prize money on the PGA Tour, good for 22nd all-time. He’s not about to pass Tiger ($110 million) anytime soon, but Steve Stricker is currently 10th all-time and “only” $11 million ahead of Spieth.
He’s been ranked No. 1 in the world for 26 weeks so far, already the 11th most in the history of the Official World Golf Rankings.
He’s 11th among active players in career wins with 11. Spieth was born in 1993. The only players within 10 years of his age with more wins in their career are Dustin Johnson (15 wins, born in 1984) and Rory McIlroy (13 wins, born in 1989).
His 3 Majors already have him tied for 29th all-time. If he reaches 4 he will be tied for 20th and 5 gets him tied for 14th.
He is the first player to win 3 Majors in a 3-year span since Rory McIlroy. McIlroy won the PGA Championship in 2012, then the Open Championship and the PGA Championship in 2014. The only other players to so that in the last 20 years other than Tiger Woods are Padraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson.