Golfing Getaways Blog

17 April 2015

Jordan Spieth 2015 Masters Champion

The 2015 US Masters proved to be second time lucky for 21 year old American Jordan Spieth, who took out this year’s event with a record equalling score of 18 under par.

Having finished second to Bubba Watson in his first Master’s appearance in 2014, Spieth this year went one better with a masterful display of golf, matching Tiger Wood’s score set in 1997 when he won the Masters, his first major championship and also at the age of 21.

Spieth’s wire to wire victory is one of the most dominant in recent Master’s memory. With an opening round of 64 followed by 66 on Friday, the young Texan proved what many people had thought at the end of 2014, that he is currently playing the best golf in the world.

Spieth broke the 36 and 54 hole scoring records and after birdie at the par 5 15th on Sunday, became the first player in history to reach 19 under at the Masters. The win lifts him to number 2 in the World Golf Rankings and will provide great competition over the coming years with pre-tournament favourite and current World Number 1, Rory McIlroy.

After the first round, Australia’s hopes of a second green jacket had rested mostly on the shoulders of Jason Day who opened with a 67. Augusta has always provided good results for Day who has finished second in 2011 and 2013. A 74 in Friday’s round however, saw him slide down the leaderboard, making the cut but never again challenging for the tournament.