Jordan Spieth turned 23 on Wednesday. How time flies. Seems like just yesterday he was 22 ...
Anyway, Golf Channel researcher Justin Ray compiled a list of some of Spieth's accomplishments.
• He is the youngest player to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same season. By five years (Tiger Woods was 26 when he did it in 2002.)
• Spieth won his second major (U.S. Open) at age 21 in 2015. He became the youngest player to win multiple majors since Gene Sarazen did it at age 20 in 1922.
• Spieth's eight PGA Tour wins are the second-most by any player before his 23rd birthday. Horton Smith had 14 wins before he turned 23.
• Spieth won the 2015 U.S. Open at age 21, becoming the youngest winner of that championship since Bobby Jones in 1923. Jones was four months past his 21st birthday; Spieth was one month shy of his 22nd.
• Spieth was 19 when he won his first PGA Tour event, the 2013 John Deere Classic. That made him the youngest player to win on Tour since Ralph Guldahl, also 19, won the 1931 Santa Monica Open.
• Spieth claimed the No. 1 world ranking after the 2015 PGA Championship, when he was 22. That made him the second-youngest player to become No. 1, behind Tiger Woods, who did it in June 1997 when he was 21.