Video: Jordan Spieth is all smiles ahead of the 2014 Emirates Australian Open

World number 14 Jordan Spieth is in Australia for the first time and you can’t wipe the smile off his face.

A lot of people have commented on Jordan Spieth’s demeanour on the golf course. He’s exuberant, chatty and wears his heart on his sleeve.

With this in mind, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the young American at today’s press conference. But I’m not sure I’ve ever been more impressed with a young professional golfer.

Spieth is a golf nut, fully aware of the greats that have gone before him and he has a huge appreciation for the history of the game.

“I think the greatest experience was walking through the clubhouse at the Old Course and seeing people that were playing on the same place that you just played before the United States was even founded,” Spieth said.

“That kind of just puts it in perspective. That’s incredible, that royalty was on this course prior to us even being a country.”

At 21 years of age, Jordan Spieth already feels like he has been around for a while. The American grabbed his first PGA Tour win last year at the John Deere Classic, chalked up eight top-10’s this year including an amazing second place finish at the 2014 Masters Tournament.

Spieth has risen to number 14 on the world golf rankings and arrives in Australia for the first time to play in the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club this week. And he sounds happy to be here.

“When we landed here, I landed with a smile on my face and it hasn’t left,” Spieth said.

Everyone should get out and see this kid play. He’s got the game and maturity to be a future major winner.

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