In 2014, Jordan Spieth began giving back to junior golf—through the AJGA—by backing a tournament in his name.
This year, he continues his advocacy of the youth game with the Under Armour® Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities.
The 2018 event will be played at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, June 25-28.
Spieth shared how his junior golf experience had nurtured him into one of the game’s top stars.
“The AJGA provided the opportunity to really test my game at a very young age, and introduced me to some of my closest friends who are now on TOUR today,” he said.
A “core pillar”
Spieth revealed he was excited to continue to work with Under Armour® and the AJGA to promote junior golf, which he described as “a core pillar of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation”.
The Under Armour® Jordan Spieth Championship has received many awards from the AJGA, including the Newcomer of the Year Award in 2014 and the Tournament of the Year Award in 2015.
The event has attracted both local and national interest in past years, because Spieth has held a clinic each time he has hosted the tournament.
This year is no exception—Spieth’s clinic will take place on Tuesday, June 26.
A platform for young golfers
Following his 2017 event, Spieth announced the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Achieving Competition Excellence (ACE) Grant endowment, which provides financial assistance to junior golfers from Jordan’s home state of Texas.
Started by the AJGA in 2003, the ACE Grant gives financial backing to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf.
As a junior golfer, Spieth was the 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the Year and a three-time Rolex Junior All-American.
He recorded five victories and 17 top-five finishes during his five-year AJGA career.
Spieth also won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship twice before attending the University of Texas.