Jordan Spieth Wins The Masters, Hearts Across the U.S. Gushing About Little Sister with Special Needs

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Golfer Jordan Spieth won the prestigious 2015 Masters Tournament in record-tying fashion this weekend, and won over millions of hearts in the process.

The Texan, a fan favorite at just 21 years old, was supported at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. by his family members and girlfriend.

Spieth's dad Shawn and mom Chris, high school sweethearts back in the day, cheered on Jordan along with his high school sweetheart, Annie Verret.

Absent from the group was the golfer's younger sister Ellie, a 14-year-old with special needs who the young athletic phenom says keeps him grounded.

While Ellie has attended Spieth's competitions in the past, the new champ told reporters after his win that his younger sister was watching on television.

"She saw how happy I was with my family there at the end ... probably a little jealous at that point," Spieth said. "But, she's just gonna be happy that I won."

"When I speak to her, she's gonna probably tell me to just bring something home, bring a present home to her. She'll be... I'm sure she was watching and was excited."

"She was out there in Houston and after each round she said, 'Jordan, did you win? Did you win?'" Spieth said of last week's Houston Open, where he tied for second.

"And I said, 'Not yet, not yet,' and then, 'No.' So, I can tell her I won now."

"I'm her biggest fan, she's my biggest fan," Spieth added.

"Mentally, she's learning to do new things, and it really is something so incredible, and something that I wish a lot of people had the chance to experience."

Is this kid for real?! As if his boyish good looks, confident but not cocky demeanor, fiery but not flamboyant style, and humble sincerity weren't enough.

At 21, Spieth became second-youngest golfer to ever win The Masters title, just behind Tiger Woods, who was also 21 at the time of his first win in 1997.

Spieth also tied Woods' performance record from that very same year, and similarly blew away the field, finishing with an 18-under 270 over four days.

The torch has officially been passed from one prodigy to the next. We're just hoping he won't be going after Tiger's most notorious "record" later in life ...

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