Sunday, April 12, 2015

Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Georgia

Here is Jordon Spieth about to make a birdie putt on #13 at the Masters on his way to win it by 4 strokes over Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose. His score of 14 under ties the 72 hole record set by Tiger Woods in the 1997 Master and he is also 2nd only to Woods as the youngest winner. Spieth was born on July 27, 1993, in Dallas, TX, and attended school there. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur ranking in 2009 and 2011 joining Tiger Woods as the only multiple winners . He played college golf for the Longhorns at the University of Texas and was a member of the 2011 Walker Cup. He helped his team win the NCAA championship and was Big 12 Freshman of the year and a first-team All-American. He turned pro during his sophomore year and before his 20th birthday, won the John Deere Classic in a three-way sudden-death playoff. He became the fourth youngest PGA Tour Winner and the first teenager in 82 years. Last year in the Masters, he shared the 54-hole lead with Bubba Watson. During the final round, Spieth led by two strokes but Watson retook the lead and never relinquished it. Spieth finished in a tie for second with Jonal Blixt. This year he was the leader from day one and set many records along the way. He is a likable fellow who will be a great champion but it’s still good to see the old timers like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods do well. 

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