Now & then. Rory McIlroy just broke his own course record at Quail Hollow with an 11-under par 61. He shot 62 in 2010 pic.twitter.com/Me5pd5Ut1F
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 16, 2015
The Golf Blog says: Rory McIlroy had 11 birdies and was thinking the magical 59. Twas not meant to be. Rory had to settle for a 61. He leads (-18) the Wells Fargo Championship by 4 shots, with Webb Simpson at -14.Tweet
Well.. I'm glad that wasn't a dream
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) April 13, 2015
Jordan Spieth’s 28 birdies are most in Masters history. He's also tournament's 1st wire-to-wire champion since 1976. pic.twitter.com/XnEJQigCDc
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 12, 2015
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) April 12, 2015
The Golf Blog says: Today had the same feeling back in 1997 when Tiger Woods won the Masters at age 21, setting the record at -18 at the Masters. 18 years later, Jordan Spieth, who is also 21, tied Tiger’s record of -18. A bogey on the 18th hole cost Spieth the all-time record (-19). Just like 1997, there’s a palpable feeling of a changing of the guard in golf. The young guns are taking over. In 1997, it was Tiger taking over from Greg Norman and a cadre of other world class golfers (and, in a way, putting an end to the Nicklaus era). When we look back to 2015, it may well be Jordan (and Rory) taking over from Tiger Woods and a cadre of other world class golfers (Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, and others). Jordan rules.
The excitement this week was great for golf. Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose tied for second at -14. Rory McIlroy was fourth at -12, shooting an impressive 66 on Sunday. Tiger Woods couldn’t get anything going and ended up with a final round 73.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 12, 2015
— John Raser (@johnraser) April 10, 2015
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) April 11, 2015
Jordan Spieth sets lowest 36-hole score in Masters history after shooting 66 in the second round. pic.twitter.com/seo0LP0nIo
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 11, 2015
Jordan Spieth settles for par on 18th hole, finishing -14. He breaks Raymond Floyd's 36-hole Masters record. pic.twitter.com/ZRPYfIXHcE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 10, 2015
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 11, 2015
-14 Jordan Spieth
-9 Charley Hoffman
-7 Justin Rose, Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson
-6 Phil Mickelson
-5 Ernie Els
-4 Bill Haas, Kevin Na, Ryan Moore
-3 Angel Cabrera, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyaman, Mark O’Meara, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott
-2 Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Russell Henley, Danny Willett
Tiger Woods finishes with 1-over 73 at Augusta. He is 9 shots behind leader Jordan Spieth (-8). pic.twitter.com/utB0BwNnEA
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 9, 2015
The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods had 63 days to fix his short game. Former coach Hank Haney (who himself has the driving yips) wrote an article harping about how Tiger had the “yips.” Many others doubted that Tiger could fix his short game woes.
We thought Tiger Woods would fix his short game problems, given how great his short game was for most of his career. Plus, he had over 2 months of practice (without tournament play) to devote to getting his short game back on track. Well, we were right. If Tiger had the yips as Hank Haney claimed, Tiger’s fixed them.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 5, 2015