Jordan Spieth won the 2015 US Masters by four shots as the 21-year old American golfer’s triumph sent a number of records tumbling. The champion became the fifth player in history to lead the tournament from beginning to end. He broke second-placed Phil Mickelson’s record of 28 birdies in a week at Augusta.
Spieth also become the second youngest golfer to win the tournament after Tiger Woods. The Texan’s birdie on the 15th hole made him the first player to reach 19 under par also breaking Woods’ record in the tournament. Woods again struggled from the tee and looked a shadow of his former self.
The former world number one was tied for 17th at the end of the tournament ending his Masters with a bogey. Justin Rose and Mickelson both tied for second provided for some nervous moments throughout the late stages of the week. The Californian’s eagle on the 15th hole would’ve troubled Spieth but the American veteran could only birdie the remaining holes.
Rose would only be three shots behind the leader but then went back to being four shots behind to end his scorecard on 70. Spieth didn’t look to surrender his lead like he did at the same tournament last year. It seemed that he wanted it more this year and he went all the way this time.
Defending champion Bubba Watson finished 38th. Rory Mcllory finished fourth while Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama rounded off the top five.