Jordan Spieth wasn’t supposed to be tied for the lead Sunday at Augusta National after relatively poor performances in his second and third rounds.
But there he was, jarring birdie putts on Nos. 12 and 13 at Amen Corner en route to a record-tying 64 in the final round at the Masters. Spieth scored as low as 9 under on the day before his drive on 18 clipped a tree and led to a bogey.
That Sunday 64 put him two strokes back of Patrick Reed when Spieth signed his scorecard. It was the eighth Sunday 64 in Masters history, one shy of the overall course record of 63.
He conquered his nemesis, No. 12, where he infamously hit two balls in the water and blew a lead in 2016. It was a spellbinding, magical final round, and it shows what makes the former Texas Longhorns player one of the toughest golfers in the world.
Spieth’s final-round charge wasn’t enough to win his second green jacket as Reed captured his first major title by a stroke over Rickie Fowler. But Spieth put on a heck of a show Sunday, and had the Twitter world lighting up.
Let’s go!!! @JordanSpieth
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 8, 2018
We could potentially have the same guy have the worst Masters collapse in history and the greatest Masters comeback in history within a three year span
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) April 8, 2018
Jordan's ninth birdie in 16 holes to tie for the lead after starting the day nine back. You're watching one of the greatest final rounds in Masters history.
— Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) April 8, 2018
Oh!!!! Jordan Spieth! I've run out of words to describe it!!!!! #TheMasters
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) April 8, 2018
Wow!!! @JordanSpieth is on 🔥🔥🔥
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 8, 2018
It’s clear that Spieth is a fan favorite. Not since Tiger Woods, arguably, has a golfer captivated an audience quite like him, and considering that he’s only 24 years old, it’s safe to say that we’ll have plenty more chances to watch him make final round charges like he did Sunday.