In 2014, Jordan Spieth and partner Under Armour® began giving back to junior golf through support of a tournament in Spieth's name. This year he continues his support with the Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities.
The event will be played at The University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas, July 5-8.
Through two previous years, the tournament 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. With one of the strongest Open Tournament fields on the AJGA schedule, the Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities draws local and national attention because Spieth has attended each year and hosts a clinic for junior golfers.
As a part of the 2015 clinic, Spieth has shared how his junior golf experience helped him grow 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,” said the 2009 Rolex AJGA Junior Player of the Year. “I’m excited to continue to work with Under Armour and the AJGA to promote Junior Golf, which is a core pillar of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation,’" Spieth added.
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.
Past champions of the Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities include: Chandler Phillips of Huntsville, Texas, and Hailee Cooper of Montgomery, Texas, in 2014 and Zach Tracy of Houston, and Binny Lee of Frisco, Texas, in 2015.
Under Armour® began its support of the AJGA in 2009 by partnering with PGA TOUR pro and AJGA alum Hunter Mahan to support an AJGA event. In 2016 Under Armour® became an Official Partner of the AJGA, supporting five AJGA tournaments and giving back to junior golf through its Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant endowment.