Jordan Spieth, Pro Golfer and now the current British Open champion
Born: July 27, 1993 in Dallas, TX (time unknown, so I’m using 4pm)
What a weekend Jordan Spieth had — again! At the British Open two weeks ago, his website explained the final holes like this:
“Spieth played the final five holes in 5 under and closed with a 1-under 69 for a three-shot victory over Matt Kuchar, giving him the third leg of the career Grand Slam and a chance to be the youngest to win them all next month at the PGA Championship.
Spieth joined Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three different majors at age 23, and even the Golden Bear was impressed.
“Is Jordan Spieth something else?” Nicklaus tweeted during a wild back nine.”
We had taken a look at Jordan’s chart in 2015 after he won the Masters at 21 years old. Over the past two years, he has continued to amaze with more tournament wins (12 in total) and now another major (his third). He’s in the ranks of the elite golfers of all time now, and is expected to keep up the pace, especially if he pulls off a win at the US Open in September. Currently ranked second in the world in Pro Golf, here are the major highlights of his career thus far:
- Turned professional in December 2012
- Only player other than Tiger Woods to win multiple U.S. Junior Amateur Titles
- 2012 NCAA Champion (Freshman)
- Reached #1 in World in World Amateur Ranking (June 2012)
- 2013 PGA Rookie of the Year
- Youngest player since 1929 to play on U.S. Ryder Cup Team
- Youngest player to play on a U.S. President’s Cup Team
- All-time best combined Major Score in a calendar year
- Youngest player ever to earn PGA TOUR membership
- Youngest player to win on the PGA TOUR in 82 years
- Youngest American player ever to make World Top-10
- 2015 PGA Player of the Year
- Second player with three legs of the Grand Slam before turning 24, joining Jack Nicklaus
- Youngest American to ever win The Open
From: JordanSpiethGolf.com website
That’s quite a list of accomplishments for a young golfer. So let’s take a look at his Human Design chart again and see if my assessment of his chart, his talents and skill, all holds up two years later (I think it does, especially as he’s matured into his authentic self on the course and in life!)
In 2015, he had become a phenom in a golf world that sorely needed some new blood and a gentle touch. He became the Masters Tournament champion that year, with lots more credits to his name than he had only the week before! With Jordan’s win at the Masters, he became:
The second youngest Masters champion at 21 years, 8 months
Jointly holds the all-time Masters record with Tiger Woods (270 over 4 rounds)
The fourth champion to win in only his 2nd Masters appearance
Only the 5th “wire-to-wire” champion in Masters’ history, with the last one 39 years ago (Ray Floyd in 1976). This is the definition of grace under pressure in the current age of social media and constant coverage, with all eyes on him as he remained the leader from start to triumphant finish.
While his victory is laudable and fun to watch, it’s also a tribute to Jordan as a young man that he was able to pull it off and garner so much praise as a PERSON. That’s what makes his win at the Masters particularly unique. He was celebrated on the course and off as a stand-up guy, genuine, full of integrity, having “awesome composure”, “fun to have around on the Presidents Cup Team”, close to family and friends, and generous and compassionate, especially with his little sister, Ellie. He’s even started a Foundation in his name already to help young people with disabilities.
So what kind of chart would a person have that had achieved so much so early in life – fame, fortune AND kind accolades about his personality?
As an Emotional Generator, with only three centers defined, Jordan takes in a lot of energy from others, but has quite a bit of energy himself. All three centers that are defined are motors – the Sacral, the Root, and Emotional Solar Plexus. All the rest of his centers are open. So he’s got sustainable Sacral energy but with an Open Throat, so doesn’t talk a lot. He’s grounded by his Root energy, but with the Open G, knows where he likes to be and which venues feel good to him. And while he has a mild emotional wave, he can use his Open Head and Ajna to figure things out as he’s being more introspective during down times. All those pieces fit together beautifully for a patient, quiet, accurate, thoughtful golfer.
He’s a Generator who’s quiet but with his 4/6 Opportunistic Role Model profile, he does like being out with people. His agent said that he’s a very capable public speaker, who has just as good a time talking with a CEO as he does a group of kids giving a speech about not texting and driving. With his Open Throat, it’s a lovely thing to have an agent introducing you around so that Jordan just has to answers the questions he’s asked.
The two channels he has are the 9-52 Channel of Concentration, and the 41-30 Channel of Fantasy & Desire. So the attributes of concentration and focus allow him to spend endless hours as he perfects his passion, while his fantasies allow him to project into the future, and his intensity and desire for the game ensure that his game is spot on when he needs it to be. One of the announcers said at the Masters said that “Spieth is spot on.”
Jordan also has a number of Gates that helped to form the full personality on show at each tournament, like the Gate 61 – the Thinker (always asking “Why?” or “Why not?” ; Gate 43 – Breakthroughs; Gate 31 – Influence; Gate 12 – Caution; and the Gate 54 – Ambition. But I think that the stand-out gate for him is the Gate 5 – Rhythm. The gate of rhythm or patterns has the kind of cadence to it that allows one to do something over and over again, without getting bored. He didn’t try anything new, he didn’t take risks, and he didn’t veer from his ingrained patterns of hitting the ball as far as he could with a solid swing, putting, and sinking the putt. Over and over until he had done it 270 times — which just happened to tie the course record at the Masters and came very close at the British Open. Spieth said it himself following his Masters victory: “I just got in a rhythm today and didn’t let up. It’s a dream come true. It’s remarkable.”
His dream as a little kid, he said, was to win the Masters, and he did just that, at the tender age of 21. Now what? they asked him. “There are more tournaments to win. And I’ll be back next year”, he calmly and assuredly replied. Grace under pressure, with a side of intensity. As a final note, Jordan’s first tweet after winning the Masters was: “Well, I’m glad that wasn’t a dream.”