Jordan Spieth completed his historic wire-to-wire run at the Masters on Sunday at Augusta National on the way to his first career major championship.
Spieth wasn’t as dominant over the weekend as he was on Thursday and Friday, but he did more than enough to win the green jacket. He posted back-to-back 70s on Saturday and Sunday, giving him a final score of 18 under par, and he tied Tiger Woods’ record for the lowest 72-hole score in the tournament at 270.
The 21-year-old became the first player in Masters’ history to reach 19 under par and broke the record for most birdies at 26 in a dominant performance.
Woods, who was considered a long shot to contend and make the weekend, failed to capitalize on Saturday’s four-under round with a one-over 73 to finish the tournament at five-under, tied for 17th place.
Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson finished in a tie for runner-up honors at 14 under par. Both came into the final round within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap.
The biggest mover on Sunday was Rory McIlroy, who failed in his quest to complete the career Grand Slam at Augusta but finished strong.
McIlroy continued his hot play over the weekend, finishing with a six-under round to get 12 under par for the tournament. That would’ve normally been enough to take the green jacket, but the No. 1 player in the world instead ended up alone in fourth place.
Tiger, Rory and Lefty drew most of the attention heading into golf’s most iconic tournament, but Spieth, the youngster from Dallas, upstaged them all.