After his birdie on the 10th hole, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth set the new all-time record for most birdies in one Masters.
Jordan Spieth has now set two all-time Masters records in just his second appearance at Augusta National in 2015. After he birdied hole 10 on Sunday, Spieth recorded his 26th birdie of the week, breaking Phil Mickelson’s record of 25 that he set in 2001.
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While Mickelson had 25 birdies for the tournament back in 2001, he finished third at 13-under par. The same story isn’t likely for Spieth, who is at 18-under par and still has eight holes to play in his final round on Sunday while holding a six stroke lead over Justin Rose.
Spieth already set a record this week after his first round, 8-under par 64 set a new first round scoring record at Augusta National, breaking a record that was set way back in 1956 by Ken Venturi with his 66. He then had a 66 in the second round, followed by a 70 in the third round. After Spieth’s birdie on 10, he sits a 2-under for the day and 18-under for the tournament.
The young 21-year-old hot shot is the future of American golf and after one win and six top 10 finishes already. He came into the Masters as one of the top favorites and he handled the pressure beautifully. Spieth has had a record-setting performance at Augusta National and simply just needs to hold onto a six-stroke lead with eight to play to win his first green jacket and become the youngest player to win the Masters since Tiger Woods did it in 1997.
Spieth had a great year in 2014 with eight top 10’s, but failed to get a victory. Spieth really built his name when he, along with Patrick Reed, were the lone heroes for the 2014 United States Ryder Cup team that struggled so heavily against Team Europe.
At the young age of 21, Spieth is about to get his first major victory and will probably move up from his current No. 4 overall spot in the world golf rankings. Spieth is deserving of this win after his dominant performance this week and we should see this trend continue from a golfer who has showed poise and excellence throughout 2015.
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