Jordan Spieth duly became the fifth wire to wire winner of The Masters at Augusta following his record breaking four days of competition.
Jordan carded a final round -2 under par 70 to win his Green Jacket, with a record equaling -18 under par total. He was never really challenged during the day, where he started and finished with a four shot lead. He still said it was a test of nerves;
“It was very nerve-wracking.”
“I thought it might be easier today than yesterday but it wasn’t. I did not sleep well last night. With two major champions right behind me I could not let up.”
“It’s the most incredible week of my life. This is as great as it gets in our sport. It’s a dream come true for me.”
“I did not break 70 last year even having a chance to win so to shoot some low scores and hear those roars is very special.”
“I saw my friends and family behind the green and knew it was a done deal. It did not kick in there and it still has not kicked in. I am still in shock a little bit.”
“It was cool to share that experience with them because they have not been there the couple of times I have won.”
Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson shared second place at -14 under par, Phil had a last round -3 under par 69, which included an Eagle from the bunker at the par five 15th hole, while Justin had -2 under par 70 last round.
Justin reported that he and Jordan got off to a great start, and also remembered his mistakes;
“It was a great start for Jordan and myself with two birdies in the first three holes, but the key moment for me was not getting up and down from right of the eighth and three-putting the ninth.”
Fourth spot went to Rory McIlroy, at -12 under par, recovering somewhat to shoot one of the low rounds of the day -6 under par 66, and stays at number one in the world.
Rory was pleased for Jordan;
“It’s awfully impressive, it’s nice to get your major tally up and running at an early stage in your career.”
“It’s great to see, great for the game, and I’m sure there will be many more.”
“If someone had told me I would finish 12 under at the start of the week I would have taken it and sat back and seen where I finished.”
“Jordan started fantastically well and has kept his foot down and been really impressive.”