Masters Moments #14 (2016) He didn’t even look at it

Entering the Final Round of the 2016 Masters defending Champion Jordan Speith looked unstoppable. In the previous season, Spieth’s Major Championship finishes 1st, 1st, 4th, 2nd he caped that year with a FedEx Cup title, then through 63 holes of the 2016 Masters it appeared to be coronation then when he got to the 10th tee things exploded in a gut-wrenching way.

2016 Danny Willett

Jordan Speith entered the Final Round of the 2016 Masters with a one-shot lead over Smylie Kaufman, a poor round would take Kaufman out of the days running. Speith began his day with a birdie at the second hole, made back to back pars at 3 and 4 then made bogey at 5 and his lead was two over Englishmen Danny Willett. Speith then made birdie at the Par 3, 6th, another at the 7th at the 8th and the 9th while Willett made all Pars and Speith led by five shots while going to 10, Willett was three holes ahead. On the 10th tee, Spieth pulled his driving iron and did not carry it very far leaving a long 2nd shot that he pushed into the greenside bunker and made bogey while Willett birdied the 13th. A poor tee shot at 11 leads to another bogey for Speith, while Willett hits a brilliant 2nd into 14 and makes another birdie and just like that the 5 shot lead was 1 shot.

Then it happened, Speith on the 12th tee puts his tee shot in Rae’s Creek, then he takes a drop and…you guessed it puts his 3rd in the water he eventually makes a 7 and falls 4 shots behind Willett who birdies 16. Speith rebounds with birdies at 13 and 15 but when he fails to birdie 16 his chances all but end, a bogey at 17 officially ends them and Willett claimed the Green Jacket.


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