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