Twitter Reacts To 21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth’s Record-Setting Performance At The Masters


Twitter Reacts To 21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth’s Record-Setting Performance At The Masters

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21-year-old golfing sensation Jordan Spieth gave a performance for the ages this weekend as he shot 18-under 270 to win the 2015 Masters Tournament. In doing so, he tied Tiger Woods’ mark for the all-time lowest score at the tournament and became the first player in 39 years to lead all four rounds. Also, despite his young age, it isn’t like Spieth came out of nowhere to win the Masters. He was in the final Sunday pairing last year when he made his debut at Augusta, eventually succumbing to champion Bubba Watson after building a two-shot lead.

Spieth was never in serious jeopardy of losing the lead Sunday.He started the day four shots up on Justin Rose and five shots ahead of Phil Mickelson. While both played well, with Rose shooting -2 and Lefty posting a three-under 69, Spieth stayed composed and shot a 70 to grab the green jacket by four shots. Besides tying the all-time scoring record, he is also the second-youngest winner of the Masters. (Tiger was a few months younger when he won in 1997.)

Shortly after he claimed victory, a number of athletes, colleagues, sportswriters and fans took to Twitter to comment about Spieth’s awesome showing.

 

 

In the eight rounds he’s played at the Masters, Spieth has shot par or better. This is the longest streak to start a career at Augusta. Golf has been looking far and wide for its next Tiger. He may have surfaced on Sunday.

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