22 year old Jordan Spieth has quickly become my favorite golfer and athlete of 2015. I was impressed watching him win the 2015 Masters Tournament in April, and just as amazed seeing him become the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones (in 1923) in June. The world has fallen in love with Jordan Spieth, and it’s easy to see why – at just 22 years of age, he is ranked as the number one golfer in the world and has a level of maturity well beyond his years.
The Today show’s Matt Lauer had a chance to speak with the golf phenom in New Jersey (after a First Tee clinic at Liberty National Golf Course on August 24, 2015 in Jersey City) to discuss his love for the game, Jordan’s family especially his adorable younger sister Ellie, his beautiful girlfriend Annie Verret, how he and his family are adjusting to Jordan’s newfound fame, and how an Olympic gold medal around his neck would compare to a green Masters jacket (golf is heading to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 100 years). Please be sure to watch the video below to see Matt Lauer’s interview with Masters and U.S. Open champion, Jordan Spieth on the Today show!
Video: Watch Masters champion and U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth talk family, golf, his girlfriend Annie, his newfound fame and the Rio Olympics in 2016 on the Tuesday, September 8, 2015 episode of the Today show.