The 21-year old phenom, Jordan Spieth had a record-breaking run at Augusta National while winning his first major championship. Spieth started the Masters with an eight under-par, featuring the best opening in 19 years. On top of that, he never looked back. He matched Tiger Woods mark for the best overall performance at the Masters while capping the tournament on Sunday at 18-under than 270, beating Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson by four strokes.
In January UA (Under Armour) signed him to a 10-year endorsement deal, and the Dallas Native modestly admitted that winning on the golf course is exactly what they expect from him. During an interview, Jordan Spieth told FOX Business Network he doesn’t feel like he went above and beyond what the company expected him to do. With a blistering Masters Run, Under Armour’s Smith scored a massive victory, over rival apparel makers like Nike (NKE). The brand is well known for playing second fiddle on the golf course. In their urge to sign the top-ranked player in the world, Rory McIlroy, UA lost to longtime Woods sponsor, Nike.
‘Under Armour’ signed up Jordan Spieth, soon after he turned pro in December 2012. Presently, Spieth is one of the top athletes in Under Armour’s portfolio and easily the biggest golf name at the moment. Spieth was a shower of modesty when he confessed that Under Armour probably took a chance while signing him. Spieth added that he was excited with his partnership with UA and reflected on how he didn’t have any status when he came out of school.
After the championship, Spieth has moved up in rankings. Presently, he is the no.2 golfer in the entire world above Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, and Jason Day. During 2014 Masters, Spieth finished second after Watson. Spieth claimed that his loss to Watson was mainly because of his lack of patience and since then he has taken it as a lesson. In this year, Spieth kept his composure from the beginning to end and is the fifth golfer in history to win Masters wire-to-wire. Spieth declared that he took all the experience he had and then applied it to the golf course.