Spieth Claims Record Breaking Masters Victory

American youngster Jordan Spieth claimed his first major victory with a four stroke win at the US Masters this morning Australian time.

Source: Jim Young/ Reuters

Source: Jim Young/ Reuters

After a second place finish at the same event last year, Spieth dominated the Augusta National golf course as he led from start to finish, breaking a number of records along the way.

 

A bogey on his 72nd hole of the tournament saw him finish at 18-under, equalling Tiger Woods’ record low score for the prestigious event.

 

The 21-year old Texan went into the final round with a four shot lead, and a round of two under 70 helped him maintain his lead ahead of Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson who finished in a tie for second at 14 under.

 

Despite missing out on becoming the youngest Masters winner by just a few months, Spieth became the first man to card more than 25 birdies in four rounds at Augusta.

Source: Ezra Shaw/ Getty Images

Source: Ezra Shaw/ Getty Images

Spieth also set the record for the lowest score at the Masters after 36 holes as he shot 6 under for the second round to sit at 14 under for the fist two days, breaking Raymond Floyd’s record from 1976.

 

This was helped by a first round score of 64 to set him up at eight under par, as he also became the youngest ever first round leader at the Masters at 21 years and eight months of age.

 

The win will see the young 21-year old Texan native jump from sixth to second in the world rankings.

 

Jason Day was the best placed Aussie at the end of the four rounds, finishing in a tie for 28th at one under par.

 

Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget

 

 

 

 

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