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Jordan Spieth, 21, wins Masters and sets records

4 years 4 months 1 week ago Sunday, April 12 2015 Apr 12, 2015 April 12, 2015 5:35 PM April 12, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

AUGUSTA, Ga. -The green jacket belongs to Jordan Spieth.

Spieth finished off the first wire-to-wire victory at the Masters since 1976 with a dominating four-stroke triumph Sunday. About the only thing that didn't go his way was the final hole, where he made a bogey to merely tie the tournament scoring record.

Tiger Woods won his first green jacket in 1997 with an 18-under 270. Spieth matched that score with a closing 70.

It was a thoroughly dominating performance from start to finish. Spieth seized control with an 8-under 64, the best opening round at the Masters in 19 years. He set Masters scoring records for both 36 holes (14-under 130) and 54 holes (16-under 210).

Spieth also set a Masters record with 27 birdies, two more than Phil Mickelson's mark of 25 from 2001.

Mickelson and Justin Rose tied for the runner-up spot. Rory McIlroy was six shots back.

No one got closer than three shots throughout the final round.

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