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.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) April 12, 2015
With guys like @JordanSpieth and Rory golf should be a lot of fun to watch for the next decade and a half
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 12, 2015
Great weekend of golf. Happy with my weekend performance. Big congrats to @JordanSpieth green jacket. Impressive golf.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) April 12, 2015
Legendary performance @jordanspieth!! Congrats
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 12, 2015
— David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) April 12, 2015
He’s better than advertised on and off the course. The future has arrived. Salud @JordanSpieth
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) April 12, 2015
Amazing performance by Jordan Spieth — at every sign of trouble, he fought back. Great, great mental toughness, competitiveness.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 12, 2015
You’re a diehard Browns, Giants or Redskins fan if you saw the last guy to hug Jordan Spieth and recognized former long snapper Ryan Kuehl.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 12, 2015
Congrats @JordanSpieth Amazing performance
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 12, 2015
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) April 12, 2015
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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