Jordan Spieth Wins 2015 Masters
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 13, 2015 12:26 PM
RECORD-BREAKING: 21-year old Jordan Spieth shatters records on his way to a 2015 Masters Win (Photo courtesy of masters.com)
Justin Spieth placed himself in the annals of golf history Sunday as he took home the Green Jacket after winning the 2015 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
At 21 years old, Spieth becomes the second youngest to ever win the Masters tournament, only older than when Tiger Woods won back in 1997.
Spieth was in the lead early, closing out the first round at -8, three shots ahead of the likes of Jason Day, Ernie Els, Charley Hoffman, and Justin Rose.
In the second round, Spieth went bogey-free after 36 holes, finishing at -14, holding on to and increasing his lead to five shots, with Charley Hoffman trailing behind at -9.
In the third day of play, Spieth retained his lead, finishing at -16 and establishing a four-shot lead over Justin Rose, who shot up to second place after getting the best round of the day.
In the fourth and final round, Spieth clinched the 2015 Masters with a putt after missing a five-footer that would have given him a -19 finish to break the lowest score in Masters history. Spieth instead finished -18, tying Tiger Woods’ 1997 Masters performance.
WATCH: Jordan Spieth’s 2015 Masters winning putt
Rounding out the runners-up are Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose who both finish at -14, while Rory McIlroy finishes at -12.
Spieth claims his first ever Masters in only his second try, and he also clinches his first major championship. Aside from this, Spieth also broke a number of records during his Masters campaign, namely:
- Being the youngest 18-hold leader in Masters history at 21 years old.
- Getting the second-lowest Masters opening round at 64
- Getting the lowest 36-hole score to par in a major championship at 14-under
- Lowest 36-hole score in a Masters tournament at 130
- Lowest 54-hole score in Masters history at 200
- Most birdies in a Masters tournament with 28
- Ties Tiger Woods to reach 18-under score
- Tied for lowest 72-hole score in Masters history at 270
(HT Emily Kay/SBNation.com)