Golf may have a new superstar in the making, and he showed just how calm and poised he can be on golf’s biggest stage. While he fell short of winning in his first Masters tournament, he was able to keep his wits about him and stay steady into a second place finish in one of the PGA tours biggest tournaments.
He started out his Sunday round with a stellar performance, and it looked like he would be the first Masters rookie to take home a green jacket since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. But it wouldn’t be easy, because he had Bubba Watson right next to him and Watson had one green jacket in his closet and knew what to expect. While Spieth started struggling around the eighth hole, it would be the par three twelfth hole which ruined his day.
Jordan Spieth would use his 9-iron which on this day would seem like it would get the ball far enough in to avoid the water. But when the ball landed on the front of the green and rolled back into Rae’s creek. This would be the end of day, because Bubba Watson would continue to stay consistent and jump out to three stroke lead.
While it is disappointing for Jordan Spieth to be so close and have it slip away so tragically, I don’t think it will affect him negatively for very long. Spieth will probably win a lot more tournaments than he loses in this fashion, and he will probably have his fair share of major championships to boot. Spieth is just 20 years old and has the ability to only get better as he gets older. He will be the next big thing in the PGA tour, especially since the downfall of Tiger seems to happening now.
Spieth will be one of the more popular players on tour in the next couple years and he will be one of the biggest draws at the HP Byron Nelson and the Crown Plaza invitational at Colonial just because he is a Dallas resident and for Texas Longhorn. This is just the beginning for Jordan Spieth, and it looks like the sky is the limit for him.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook