Jordan Spieth is the proud owner of a new green jacket, but he's also walking away from Augusta with his name filling the record books at the historic course.
Speith Sets Records at Masters
What we all witnessed over Masters weekend, hasn’t been seen since 1997, in the days a new Tiger roaming the earth.
More than just the spoils of the green jacket, Spieth set several records before he left Augusta.
1. Spieth set record for best 36-hole (-14), 54-hole score (-16) and tied the best 72-hole score (-18) in Masters history.
Without knowing anything else about his rounds, I would say this is one the most impressive sentences about golf I have ever written.
To see a 21 year-old dominate the game like a 15-year veteran of the tour was an outstanding watch. You kept waiting for a crack in the armour, some sign of nerves that never came. These records, to come all in one tournament, is a true sign of consistency and controlling emotions on the course.
2. He’s the first golfer since 1976 to go solo wire-to-wire at Augusta & just the second in 100 years to go wire-to-wire at major while 21 years old or younger.
What else can you say?
From day one on the first tee, to the last putt on 72, Jordan Spieth commanded the course, and the attention of the golf world.
What’s even more complimentary is nearly every golfer interviewed through the weekend wasn’t suprised at what was happening.
It’s as if everyone knew he was capable of this kind of play, and now he was simply showing the rest of the world.
3. He set the record for most birdies at one Masters.
Jordan Spieth claimed this record on the 10th hole on Sunday, with a long 20-footer finding the bottom of the cup.
He ended with 26 for the tournament, beating a record previously held by Phil Mickleson, set in 2010. (25)
Many may think Tiger held the record from his blistering rounds in 1997, but his card reveals just 19 birdies, coupled with two eagles.
On top of the all the glory and jubilation on the victory, Jordan Spieth is going home with the largest winner’s prize for a Masters champion.
The champ was cut a check for $1.8 mil… $200k more than Bubba Watson in 2014, and $1.35 million more than Tiger in 1997.