A Stroll Down Magnolia Lane: The Year That Spieth Splashed

The great irony about the 2016 Masters Tournament is that defending champion Jordan Spieth was at a point in his career when the golf fraternity – probably including himself – thought he could walk on water.

At the start of the back nine at Augusta National, there was compelling evidence to suggest that the American could.

However – with a five-shot cushion at the start of the trip back in – it was indeed water that proved to be Spieth’s undoing.

You can relive that drama here.

Englishman Danny Willett went on to win the 2016 Masters Tournament by three strokes. Kudos to him for that.

However, the story of that tournament is, was and always will be the meltdown of Spieth.

The defending champion dropped six shots to par – including a quadruple-bogey on the 12th – on the next three holes.

Spieth, who was absolutely motoring before that, hit two balls into the dreaded Rae’s Creek.


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