Jordan Spieth and Family
Jordan Spieth Wins 2022 RBC Heritage In Dramatic Fashion
Jordan Spieth won his 13th PGA Golf Tournament and first as a father on Easter after sinking a dramatic 10-foot putt at the final hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head, South Carolina. Spieth's wife Annie rushed on the green with son Sammy to make it a truly family affair.
Spieth Overcomes Adversity
Victory for the 28 year old seemed unlikely at the end of Saturday's third round as the acclaimed golfer missed an embarrassing tap in par to fall three strokes off the lead in the thrilling tournament. That is the sort of mistake a weekend duffer makes. The missed putt could've cost the charismatic golfer the tournament.
Wife Provides Winning Tip
Spieth credited wife Annie with giving him winning advice after the debacle at the end of round three. She advised her husband, "You need to take five seconds before knocking in any tap-in putts."
Spieth Follows Wife's Advice
After that he admitted to following his wife's advice. "There was a couple of times I was just going to rake it, and I was like, no, I've got to take five seconds."
Good advice from a Texas Tech graduate to a University of Texas alum.
High School Sweethearts Attend Different Colleges
While Jordan and Annie met at high school in Dallas, Annie excelled in her college studies at Texas Tech on the plains of West Texas while he led the Longhorns in Austin to a national championship.
He left school early to win a Masters championship while she finished her studies as a Red Raider..
Wife's Advice Pays Off
Still frustrated with the wasted putt, he followed his wife's advice Sunday morning and started off the fourth round with two eagles in the first five holes. HIs putting was as amazing Sunday as it had been shaky the day before.
As the saying goes, "Behind every great man is a woman.", .
Spieth's putting was suddenly brilliant. He holed a shot from the bunker at the par-5 second hole to earn his first eagle. .His second eagle came by virtue of a curling 24 foot putt on the fifth hole.
When his game is one, Spieth is one of the top putters in the world.
Spieth Eclipses $50 Million
As a result of his Heritage win, Spieth has now earned $50 million on the tour. Of course $50 million isn't worth what it used to be when you factor in inflation.
Shane Lowry Took Lead From Spieth
Shane Lowry appeared to be on his way to victory when he sank a 20-foot putt at hole 11. That give him a two-stroke lead.
But he faded to third when he hit a shot into the water at 14 and made a double bogey.
Patrick Cantlay Ties Spieth
FedEx champion Patrick Cantlay challenged with some hot shooting in the fourth round. His nine-foot birdie putt on the 17th allowed him to tie Spieth and force a playoff.
The dramatic playoff lasted one hole. Both players hit into the greenside bunker.
Spieth did the better job of escaping, striking the ball to within inches of the hole. Following his wife's advice he waited the full five seconds before tappinig in.
Cantlay hit his ball to within 35 feet of the hole. He missed the putt, giving Spieth the win.
Spieth Takes Home Over A Million
Spieth takes home $1.44 million for his win at the Heritage. It's a nice pay day, but not what it used to be. Still, it will buy a lot of ice cream for his son.
Spieth Net Worth $110 Million
Spieith's victory at Heritage moved him up the rankings of alltime golfers. He jumped from 13th to 11th all time.
He trails Sergio Garcia by $3.8 million in the top ten.
Spieth Finds Success Off The Course
His endorsements include Rolex, Under Armour, Titleist, AT&T, Netjets, Wheaties and Coca Cola. With a net worth of $110 million, he is one of the most successful golfers off the course also.
Spieth's worth could increase again were he to win next month's PGA at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. He has the 10th best odds to win there.
Winning the PGA would also give him a career grand slam of the majors..