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Chronogolf Hall of Fame #3: Jordan Spieth

At 24, Jordan Spieth is one of the younger players currently dominating the PGA leaderboards. He’s on top of the world and only just beginning what looks like the start of an amazing career.

Spieth began his early career as an amateur at the University of Texas and led the golf team to a NCAA championship. After his time with the University of Texas, he went on to win the PGA Tour Junior Championships in 2009 and 2011, joining Tiger Woods as one of its only multiple winners.
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In 2012, Jordan Spieth turned professional and competed at several PGA Tour tournaments before winning the John Deere Classic 2013. This win would give him full status as a PGA Tour member and grant him eligibility for the FedEx Cup.

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Along with several other tour victories, Jordan Spieth would go on to win back to back at the U.S. open and Masters tournaments in 2015, joining likes of Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus who also accomplished this feat. At the young age of 24, he is currently competing on the PGA Tour and won the first tournament of the year at with an impressive win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the Travelers Champ and the British Open. 

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Chronogolf Hall of Fame #2 : Rory McIlroy

Chronogolf Hall of Fame #2 : Rory McIlroy

It’s been a tough season for this week’s Chronogolf Hall of Fame golfer Rory McIlroy, but after battle injuries and struggling to perform well on the course the world renowned golfer is still a favorite going into this years Fed Ex Cup. Rory McIlroy is modern titan on the golf course and consistently proves himself a force to be reckoned with, having placed in a top 10 position six times out of the 11 tournaments he played in this year.

McIlroy recently made headlines when he fired his longtime caddy J.P. Fitzgerald and replaced him with his best friend Harry Diamond. Many critics questioned whether this would negatively affect McIlroy’s game, given the deep wealth of information Fitzgerald was able to impart on McIlroy during his tenure. McIlroy however sees the split as an opportunity to make his game his own and part from a relationship he felt was holding him back. McIlroy now gets the chance to freely enjoy playing his favourite game in the company of his close friend Harry Diamond, seems like a pretty good deal to us!

Diamond clearly has a very close, personal relationship with McIlroy given that he was the best man at McIlroy’s wedding earlier this year! Yes, it’s been a real big year for McIlroy, aside from the injuries and drama in his inner advisory circle, he got married to Erica Stoll last April!

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Born in Ireland, Rory McIlroy is one the most successful golfers currently competing at the PGA level. His first PGA tour win was in 2010 at the Quail Hollow Championship. He was the first player to win a PGA tour event before his 21st birthday since Tiger Woods.

McIlroy got his start playing at a very young age when he received coaching from his father. Rory was instantly infatuated with the sport and became the youngest member of the Holywood golf course, at the age of seven. His first international win was at the World Championship for the 9-10 age bracket in Miami. During this time, McIlroy would begin training to begin his amateur career with his long-time coach Michael Bannon.

McIlroy has gone on to have a successful amateur and professional career, winning the Junior Ryder Cup with team Europe and several European championships. In 2007, after a victory at the British masters where he was denied prize money, McIlroy turned professional at age 17.

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Since joining the PGA, McIlroy has recorded an impressive 22 wins including three majors. McIlroy is widely regarded as one of the best golfers in the game making him the perfect inductee for the Chronogolf Hall of Fame. 

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Chronogolf Hall of Fame #1: Greg Norman

The Australian Shark

Born in 1955 in Queensland, Australia, Greg Norman is a professional golf player, experienced businessman, and philanthropist. Norman has won over 90 tournaments worldwide, including 20 PGA tournaments and 2 British Opens.

He was nicknamed “The Great White Shark” after his blonde hair, size, aggressive golf playing style and his birthplace native coastal animal.Widely recognized as one of the most accomplished golfers of his generation, Norman began walking the course as a caddy for his mom.

 
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His pro career started later in 1976. A year later, in 1977, he joined the European Tour where he earned his first victory at the Martini International at the Blairgowrie Club in Scotland. In 1980, he won the French Open by 10 shots. Later that year, Norman would also win the  Scandinavian Enterprise Open in Sweden, the Suntory World Match Play Championship in England and the Australian Open. In 1986, he won 11 tournaments including 4 in Australia and 2 PGA tour events.
 

Norman spent 331 weeks as the world’s #1 Golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings and was finally inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.

As a golf professional, Norman has also designed many golf courses. In 1987, Norman established Greg Norman Golf Course design. His company established over 70 golf courses over 6 different continents!

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