A tradition like no other, The Masters is a staple in the golf community that is must see TV year in and year out. This years edition saw the a 21 year old take home the green jacket in a field full of heavy hitters.
Jordan Spieth won the tournament in convincing fashion. Holding a wire to wire lead in the tournament, something that hasn’t happened dating back to 1976. Spieth at one point of the tournament was also at -19. Spieth also set the record for birdies in the tournament with 28, crushing Phil Mickelson’s previous record.
A huge storyline going into the week was the Eldrick Woods, better known as Tiger. Tiger may have not played the best of tournaments, he actually held his own. The Tiger fist pump was something the golf world needed to see. We got that every day, and it was a great revival.
Rory McIlroy will have to wait another year for the career grand slam. Finishing in fourth, Rory seemed a bit disappointed with his ending. But a fourth place finish at Augusta is nothing to be upset about. Rory will be easily a top name next year at the tournament.
Phil Mickelson may be old but he’s not letting anyone think he’s done. Another second place finish for Phil has him primed for a major victory this year. Don’t be shocked to see Lefty finally win the U.S. Open this year.
This tournament however is all about the 21 year old Texan. He joins the likes of Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and many others now to win the green jacket. After watching last weekends tournament, safe to say we have a new superstar in Jordan Spieth.
The lack of coverage however was something that may have really hurt the tournament. Coverage didn’t start with the opening groups. But instead it started at 3 pm. It’s the biggest tournament of the year, there should be wall to wall coverage.
But beside the problems with the coverage, the tournament proved to be an instant classic.
Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy proved to us that they will be the new faces of the golf world. While names like Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan are names to look out for. For guys like Tiger and Phil, we only have a number of years left with these two. But it’s safe to say they’ll be in contention until the day they leave us.
Jordan Spieth is the name added to the champions list at Augusta. At 14 he said he would win the tournament. And at 21 he in fact did what he promised he would do. Jim Nantz had the call on the final hole making it even more special. With that look at your calendars, the next major is only a few weeks away. The U.S. Open os the next major, my pick isn’t Jordan but Dustin Johnson.