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2015 Augusta Recap

Posted by: Jennifer | Posted on: April 13th, 2015 | 0 Comments

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With his first major championship victory at Augusta on Sunday, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth also became the first man ever to reach 19 under par, but bogeyed the last hole.
Spieth was dominant throughout the week on his way to becoming just the fifth player in tournament history to win wire-to-wire.

The 21 year old Texan’s fine mastery and immaculate composure continued right to the end. We all know the cliché about how it starts on the back nine on Sunday. Well, this one ended on the 10th when one more birdie found the bottom of the hole. It stretched his lead to six shots and, after taking everything the best players in the game could throw at him during the week and having repelled it all, there was no way he was going to throw it away now. There might have been plenty of scary holes ahead but not much left to frighten Spieth given such a reassuring advantage. That was his 26th birdie and one more record for the man who became the youngest first-round leader on Thursday, set a new 36-hole record on Friday and a new low third round mark on Saturday.

Just look who he had left behind. Just four players ever reached 17 under – Jack Nicklaus, Ray Floyd, Spieth and Tiger Woods. Only Spieth and Tiger ever got to 18. And now Spieth stands alone.
A bogey at the last didn’t matter, and was fitting in its way. It means he shares the 72-hole tournament record set by 21-year-old Tiger in 1997.