Apr 14

Jordan Spieth 2015 Masters Champion

PHOTO: Jordan Spieth celebrates after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Ga.

Jordan Spieth celebrates after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015. Chris Carlson AP photo

Jordan Spieth rolled to a record tying Masters win this weekend posting an 18 under par 270 and leaving no doubts behind he is just starting what looks like an awesome career.  In the 79 year history of The Masters Spieth became the second youngest winner and fifth player to go wire to wire and collect the green jacket.  Along the way, Jordan Spieth’s play put him in the record books for his  36, 54 and 72 hole total score.  A fitting return for the 21 year old who finished second by three shots last April in the same event.

The choke hold he put on the field through the first 36 holes was almost unheard of.  64-66 for a record score 130, with 15 birdies and only one bogey before he even struck a shot on Saturday.  The weekend telecast came on with all the stories of what could happen if Spieth stumbles or makes a few errors.  That never really happened.  He went around Augusta National like a surgeon dissecting  all the angles and figuring out with his caddie all the correct ways to play the shots.  This from a player who averaged 285 yards off the tee (ranked #52) but hit 54 of 72 greens in regulation (ranked T#2).

Sunday was described by Spieth as the “greatest day of my life!”  It was nice to see and hear all the accolades thrust on him through the weekend.  Just watching him with his parents after the final putt fell and how he reacted to the crowd made me feel so happy for this humble young man.  Now the post Masters press tour is upon him.  A trip to New York City on the Under Armour jet to do the late night and morning show television  and radio circuit then back to Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage.  All with that 42 regular green jacket in tow.

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