Jordan Spieth and his special needs sister Ellie Jordan have much to celebrate and shared the most adorable moment after the new number one golfer completed his final PGA Championship round.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Jordan Spieth’s sister Ellie was born with a neurological disorder and is unable to be present at many of her brother’s major tournaments. But, few can argue that she is his number one fan — along with Jordan Spieth’s girlfriend Annie Verret.
But 14-year-old Ellie was able to make it to this weekend’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits to cheer her brother on at every step, and despite the fact her brother came in second behind Australia’s Jason Day, who won his first major tournament, the siblings had much to celebrate following Jordan’s final round.
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Jordan Spieth completed the tournament with a 17-under-par score, but managed to not only beat Tiger Woods‘ majors record with a 54-under-par for the season, but surpassed Rory McIlroy to become the number one golfer in the world.
To celebrate, Ellie Jordan rushed up to her brother to give him an adorable hug as he made his way to sign and turn in his card.
According to Jordan Spieth’s website, Ellie has a special role in his life — keeping him “grounded.”
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Much has been reported about Jordan Spieth’s relationship with his youngest, special needs sibling, Ellie, who has helped keep Jordan Spieth level-headed despite an astronomical rise to fame.
“Being Ellie’s brother humbles me every day of my life.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Spieth’s mother, Chris Spieth, told CBS Sports before his Masters win that Ellie has had a monumental role in shaping Jordan Spieth’s career and keeping him humble and grounded despite his incredible talent and the attention he receives.
“Jordan wouldn’t be where he’s at today if he didn’t grow up with Ellie. 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.”
Jordan Spieth’s website also speaks of the impact his 14-year-old sister has had on his life and career.
“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.”
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 14, 2015
It seems the Spieth family has its priorities straight, and Jordan Spieth and sister Ellie certainly have much to celebrate.
[Photo via Jordan Spieth/Instagram]