21-Year-Old Masters Champion Draws Inspiration From His Special-Needs Sister [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Jordan Spieth made golf history over the weekend.

The Texas native became the second youngest Masters champion of all-time, and his 18-under-par tied Tiger Woods’ 1997 effort for the lowest final score in tournament history. At 21, Spieth has already achieved golf royalty status, but his greatest prize will be telling his sister Ellie he finally won.

The youngest Spieth child, Ellie was born with neurological challenges, and the 14-year-old’s difficult journey serves as a constant source of inspiration for Jordan.

“She’s the funniest member of our family,” Jordan told Yahoo. “It’s humbling to see her and her friends and the struggles they go through each day that we take for granted — their kind of lack of patience or understanding, where it seems easy for us and it’s not for them.”

At last year’s Masters, Spieth led the field going into the final round but eventually ceded the lead to two-time champion Bubba Watson. Having to tell his sister he had lost was what Jordan described as his biggest professional disappointment.

This year, things are different and when Ellie asks brother Jordan how he fared, the Masters champ will be excited to share “the greatest moment of his golf life” with his biggest fan.


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