Jordan Spieth mentions Masters goal in handwritten 2009 thank you note (pic)
It’s been thoroughly covered in the previous week that a 14-year-old Jordan Spieth already had set his career goals in professional golf astronomically high by saying during an interview that he had his eyes set on winning the Masters one day.
This apparently was a common theme for a teenaged Spieth, as a handwritten letter has surfaced in which the 21-year-old Masters champ also detailed his aspirations for winning golf’s greatest tournament.
Spieth penned a handwritten letter in 2009 to express thanks a family who had awarded him a scholarship when he was a junior at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas.
An image of the letter — in which Spieth demonstrates decent penmanship — was tweeted Tuesday by Barry Horn of The Dallas Morning News.
Handwritten letter of thanks for Jesuit scholarship from @JordanSpieth in 2009 in which he reveals @TheMasters dream. pic.twitter.com/95dU7soxda
— Barry Horn (@bhorn55) April 14, 2015
The letter, dated Sept. 8, 2009, reads:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Murphy:
My name is Jordan Spieth, and I am currently a junior at Jesuit. I appreciated all the help you have offered to Jesuit. Thank you for the Joseph M. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund. I have received this due to the work grant program, which allows us to work for our tuition here at Jesuit. I have made many new friends due to this program, and I feel it is a great way to help my family.
I play for the Jesuit golf team, and I am ranked the number 1 junior golfer in the country. My dream is to to play professionally and win the Masters.
Because of your scholarship fund, I am able to strengthen my academics as well as my golf game at Jesuit in order to get one step closer to achieving my goals.
Thanks again for your kindness.
It’s definitely a thoughtful letter, although Rory McIlroy’s childhood smack talk letter to Tiger Woods is certainly more amusing.
Spieth later graduated from Jesuit College Prep in 2011, but not before being crowned U.S. Junior Amateur champion in both 2009 and 2011. He moved on to play golf for the Texas Longhorns and played a huge role in securing the team’s 2012 national championship. Spieth turned pro late in 2012 at the age of 19 and the rest, as they say, is history.
[H/T Devil Ball Golf]