Jordan Spieth makes time for his No. 1 fan

Jul 29, 2015, 4:04 PM

Jordan Spieth is good at a lot of things, especially golf.

The only thing he might be better at than golf is being a brother.

Golf’s shining star turned 22 years old Monday, but made sure to save time for his number one fan – his young sister, Ellie.

 

Speith’s ability to handle tough situations in the clutch can be attributed to his sister, his mom said. Ellie was born with a neurological disorder, one that places her on the autism spectrum.

ESPN.com’s Amanda Anderson wrote about Ellie’s impact on the Spieth family.

Ellie inspires her entire family and keeps them in the moment, and her influence was ingrained in Jordan early on.

“Ellie always thought her brothers won at everything,” Chris said, “so there’s no way they were allowed to be down around her. No way. Jordan realizes this isn’t real life at the Masters. Trying to sit around and have dinner when his sister doesn’t want to eat when everybody else is eating and has a fit, that’s real life.”

“I really love when she’s able to be out there, love spending time with her,” Spieth said. Even when they are apart, Jordan FaceTimes Ellie and trades video messages with her and the rest of his family.

“It’s humbling to see her and her friends and the struggles they go through each day that we take for granted,” Spieth said. “And my experience with her and in her class and with her friends, it’s fantastic, and I love being a part of it and helping support it.”

Despite being a U.S. Open and Masters champion, Jordan Spieth still remembers one thing above all – family comes first.

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