Jordan Spieth Ties Tiger Woods’ Masters Record, Can’t Wait to Tell Sister With Special Needs

Got the green! Golfer Jordan Spieth had quite the time at the 2015 Masters Tournament this past weekend, winning the coveted championship. 

At the age of 21, the rising star is now the second-youngest competitor to ever win the Masters title, falling just behind golf great Tiger Woods, who was also 21 at the time of his first win in 1997, but had more days to go until his 22nd birthday. Spieth also tied Woods' performance record, completing the tournament at an impressive 18 under par. 

Jordan Spieth wears the Green Jacket
Jordan Spieth wears the Green Jacket of the 2015 Masters Champion at the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

The Texas native, who quickly became a fan favorite, was supported at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. by his family members and girlfriend. Spieth's father Shawn and mother Chris golf-clapped for their son alongside his high school sweetheart Annie Verret

Absent from the group was the golfer's younger sister Ellie, a 14-year-old with special needs. While Ellie has attended Spieth's competitions in the past, the new champ told reporters after his win that his younger sister was watching the game on TV.

Jordan and girlfriend
Jordan Spieth kisses his girlfriend Annie Verret after winning the 2015 Masters Tournament. EPA/TANNEN MAURY /LANDOV

"When I speak to her, she's gonna probably tell me to just bring something home, bring a present home to her. She'll be… I'm sure she was watching and was excited," he said in a press conference when asked about his sister. "She saw how happy I was with my family there at the end — probably a little jealous at that point. But, she's just gonna be happy that I won."

"She was out there in Houston and after each round she said, 'Jordan, did you win? Did you win?'" Spieth continued, referencing this month's 2015 Houston Open, where he tied for second place. "And I said, 'Not yet, not yet,' and then, 'No.' So, I can tell her I won now."

Jordan Spieth with family
Jordan Spieth is greeted by his family behind the 18th green after Spieth's four-stroke victory at the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12. David Cannon/Getty Images

"I'm her biggest fan, she's my biggest fan," Spieth added in an earlier PGA video of his younger sister, who has cheered him on throughout his career. "Mentally, she's learning to do new things, and it really is something that's incredible, and something that I wish a lot of people had the chance to experience."

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