There was good reason why U.S. Ryder Cup member Jordan Spieth skipped Team USA’s scouting trip to Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Sept. 8-10. Spieth’s wife, Annie, was expecting the couple’s second child, and while trying to win the biennial match on European soil for the first time in 30 years is kind of a big deal to Spieth, no self-respecting father-to-be would want to be on the other side of the planet and risk missing the birth of their bundle of joy.
Good thing the three-time major winner didn’t make the trip otherwise he may have struggled getting back to Dallas, where he calls home, in time to be there to witness the birth of daughter Sophie on Sept. 12. (Sophie Spieth has a nice ring to it.)
She joins big brother Sammy, who was born on Nov. 14, 2021.
Jordan, 30, posted an announcement on social media that was short on details – no mention of weight or height – and included a photo of his daughter sucking on a pacifier in his arms. Congrats to the Spieths, who now can fill out their own foursome, and welcome, Jordan, to being a #GirlDad.
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) September 19, 2023