Jordan Spieth, More Than 15 Minutes of Fame; Now a Billboard Regular

Kathy BissellCorrespondent IJuly 5, 2015

Jordan Spieth, More Than 15 Minutes of Fame; Now a Billboard Regular

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    The First: John Deere Classic Billboard
    The First: John Deere Classic BillboardJohn Deere Classic/Cronin Communications, Inc.

    Jordan Spieth is going to get more than 15 minutes of fame. He's already made numerous television show appearances off the golf course. And now we've discovered that he's up in lights in more ways than one.

    He's more than a Masters and U.S. Open Champ. He's become America's champ. From smaller tournaments, like the John Deere Classic to FedEx Playoffs, he's 30 feet tall on billboards, maybe one near you.

    Kathy Bissell is a Golf Writer for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained first-hand or from official interview materials from the PGA Tour, USGA, R&A or PGA of America.

Second: The Bobblehead

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    Charity package last year included a Jordan Spieth Bobblehead.
    Charity package last year included a Jordan Spieth Bobblehead.Charitybuzz

    Like many celebrities today, Jordan Spieth got his own bobblehead, which debuted at the 2014 John Deere Classic when he was defending champ.

    "The big pictures here, the bobble heads, the poster boards, it's cool," he said at John Deere. "I just feel like it's almost a second home to me. It has been for what it did for my career."

    Charity packages including the Spieth bobblehead were auctioned off online by Charitybuzz to raise money for John Deere Classic charities.

Down Under, Spieth Wins in 2014

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    Spieth legend grew after winning in Australia.
    Spieth legend grew after winning in Australia.Clear Channel Outdoor -- Dallas-Fort Worth

    In the fall of 2014, Spieth won the Emirates Australian Open shooting a final-round 63.

    "I didn't think that round was out there," Spieth told the Seven Network. "It's the best round I've ever played, no doubt and the best win I've ever had." 

    Little did he know what was coming.

Four: Spieth Levels Field at Woods' Event

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    Spieth goes up in lights again in Dallas.
    Spieth goes up in lights again in Dallas.Clear Channel Outdoor

    "This is the best I've played," Spieth said after winning the Hero World Challenge in 2014. "I'm playing my best golf, and it's beating the best players in the world right now."

    He shot a tournament-record 26 under par, but more astonishingly, he carved out a 10‑shot victory over an elite field.

    Spieth led after every round and fired a final-round six-under 66 to beat Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed and Keegan Bradley.

After Two Majors Spieth's Name Deserved to Be in LIghts

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    Celebrating two majors
    Celebrating two majorsClear Channel Outdoor

    In June, Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open, his second major of 2015. Clear Channel Outdoor couldn't resist. This time, there was no sponsor involved. Just the billboard company.

    "The digital format (of the billboard) is perfect for highlighting events as they happen, and Mr. Spieth's victory at the U.S. Open gave us a perfect opportunity to congratulate one of our local celebrities on his hard work and success," said Teresa Moore, Clear Channel, Governmental Affairs, Dallas/Fort Worth Division.

The Next Spieth Billboard

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    Jordan's now promoting tournaments he didn't win!
    Jordan's now promoting tournaments he didn't win!BMW Championship/Cronin Communications, Inc.

    Well, at least we think it's the next. If he wins the British Open all bets are off on what Clear Channel Outdoor and his sponsors might do. Winning the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in one year has only been done by one other golfer. Ben Hogan. He happens to also be a Texan.


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