Jordan Spieth shoots -18 to win The Masters
Texas native Jordan Spieth is the newest owner of the coveted green jacket. Spieth tied the tournament record by shooting 18 shots under par, and he closed out his victory going 2 under on Sunday. The tournament record was held by non other than Tiger Woods. Both of these golfers won their first Masters at the age of 21. Tiger Woods was 5 months and 2 days younger than Spieth when he won at Augusta.
Jordan Spieth is the first wire-to-wire Master champion since 1976, meaning Spieth held the lead after each round. Spieth now has the record at Augusta for a score after 36 holes and 54 holes. Spieth led the rest of the pack by at least 4 shots after each round. Spieth jumped out to an early lead, and he never looked back. Spieth also set another Masters record by tallying 28 birdies through the 4 rounds.
Spieth wasted absolutely no time after finishing as the runner-up at The Masters in 2014. Spieth came out firing in 2015, which set the tone for the rest of the tournament. There were talks of Spieth crumbling from all the attention and pressure from being in the lead since day 1. Spieth did just the opposite, he excelled with the attention and brushed off the naysayers.
Spieth has won his first major at the same age that Tiger Woods won his first. Am I insinuating that Spieth will match Woods’ dominance over the past 2 decades, perhaps, but I do think that Spieth is going to win multiple majors over his career. I love the way Spieth plays the game because he has a fantastic short game, which wins championships and majors. Spieth will be a great player to follow for this next generation of golfers.