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Apr 13, 2015

Analysis – Spieth’s Masters win offers glimpse into major future

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth’s remarkable victory at the 79th Masters not only confirmed the greatness for which he has long been earmarked but offered a glimpse into the likely pattern at majors for the next decade.

Spieth, aged 21, claimed his first major title on Sunday with a record-equalling display at Augusta National where world number one Rory McIlroy, 25, finished fourth and rising Japanese talent Hideki Matsuyama, 23, placed fifth.

Apr 13, 2015

Spieth’s Masters win offers glimpse into major future

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth’s remarkable victory at the 79th Masters not only confirmed the greatness for which he has long been earmarked but offered a glimpse into the likely pattern at majors for the next decade.

Spieth, aged 21, claimed his first major title on Sunday with a record-equalling display at Augusta National where world number one Rory McIlroy, 25, finished fourth and rising Japanese talent Hideki Matsuyama, 23, placed fifth.

Apr 13, 2015

Spieth claims wire-to-wire victory at Masters

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Young gun Jordan Spieth, evoking memories of Tiger Woods at Augusta National 18 years ago, added his name to golf’s record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots at the Masters on Sunday.

Ice-cool whenever he faced adversity, the 21-year-old American who is known for his brilliant putting closed with a two-under-par 70 to match Woods’ tournament record low of 18-under 270 for 72 holes.

Apr 12, 2015

Golf-Spieth pulls five ahead at Masters

AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 12 (Reuters) – Young gun Jordan Spieth shrugged off a few anxious moments and remained on track to add his name to golf’s record books as he led by a commanding five shots midway through Sunday’s final round at the Masters.

The 21-year-old American, aiming to become only the fifth wire-to-wire winner at Augusta National, mixed three birdies with two bogeys to reach the turn in one-under-par 35, and 17 under for the tournament.

Apr 12, 2015

Early move by Bradley, leader Spieth set to start

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Keegan Bradley made the biggest move among the early starters in the Masters final round on Sunday as overnight leader Jordan Spieth prepared for a mid-afternoon tee off and a place in golf’s record books.

American Bradley, who won his only major title at the 2011 PGA Championship, rebounded from a bogey at the par-four first with six birdies in the next 12 holes to get to three under, a distant 13 strokes off the pace.

Apr 12, 2015

Remarkable Spieth faces one last test at Masters

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Having astonished the golfing world with his remarkable composure in record-breaking style at the Masters, Jordan Spieth will again rely on his putting as he aims for a first green jacket at Augusta National.

The 21-year-old American will take a four-shot lead into Sunday’s final round after holding off the challenge of some of the biggest names in the game while also rebounding from a double-bogey at the 17th with a gutsy par save at the last.

Apr 11, 2015

Bubba’s title defense ends with an adventurous 73

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Bubba Watson’s title defense at the Masters effectively ended with a roller-coaster third round on Saturday that began with a damaging triple-bogey on the opening hole.

Watson, who had been seeking to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only players to win consecutive green jackets, went on to card seven birdies and five bogeys in an adventurous one-over-par 73 that left him well off the pace.

Apr 11, 2015

Golf-Bubba’s title defence ends with an adventurous 73

AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 11 (Reuters) – Bubba Watson’s title defence at the Masters effectively ended with a roller-coaster third round on Saturday that began with a damaging triple-bogey on the opening hole.

Watson, who had been seeking to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only players to win consecutive green jackets, went on to card seven birdies and five bogeys in an adventurous one-over-par 73 that left him well off the pace.

Apr 11, 2015

Tiger defies odds with resurgence in his short game

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Totally overshadowed by the brilliant play of American young gun Jordan Spieth at this week’s Masters has been the remarkable resurgence to form by Tiger Woods.

While Spieth has electrified the fans at Augusta National with a record-breaking total of 14-under-par 130 after 36 holes, Woods has resurrected a short game that just two months ago left many experts convinced he is suffering from the “chipping yips”.

Apr 11, 2015

Rose and Casey head England’s Masters challenge

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Justin Rose and Paul Casey kept the English flag flying at the Masters on Friday, giving themselves a chance to end a 15-year title drought for Europe should runaway leader Jordan Spieth slip up.

American young gun Spieth surged five strokes clear with a six-under-par 66 in the second round, his tournament record low of 14-under 130 leaving Rose and Casey seven shots off the pace in a tie for third.