News & ToursApril 21, 2016

Jordan Spieth named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - JUNE 21:  Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates a birdie putt on the 16th green during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - JUNE 21: Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates a birdie putt on the 16th green during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

It's not a green jacket, but it's a heck of a consolation prize.

Jordan Spieth was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People on Thursday morning. The 22-year-old was honored under the "Icons" subhead for the annual list.

"Enjoy watching this kid grow up," said Tony Romo, who composed Spieth's submission. "He will fail and he will succeed, but more than anything, he will make you remember what our heroes are meant to look like. On and off the field."

Spieth is the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year after winning the 2015 Masters, U.S. Open and FedEx Cup. He recently topped Golf Digest's Top Earners ranking.

He is far from the first golfer to make an appearance in the Time 100. Other notable names include Tiger Woods (2004 and 2009), Michelle Wie (2006), Phil Mickelson (2010), and Lydia Ko (2014).


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