2015 Masters: Jordan Spieth Goes Wire-to-Wire

Jordan Spieth celebrates a par-saving putt on the 16th hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters
Jordan Spieth celebrates a par-saving putt on the 16th hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters. Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest Masters Tournament champion ever when he won the 2015 Masters, doing so in dominating fashion. Spieth, at 21 years, 8 months, trailed only Tiger Woods (who was 21 years, 3 months when he won the 1997 Masters), on the list of youngest winners.

Spieth opened the tournament, which was played April 9-12, with a round of 64 - just one off the tournament's 18-hole scoring record.

And he never trailed: Spieth led by three strokes after Round 1, five after the second, four after the third, and wound up winning by four. He shot 64-66-70-70, a total of 18-under par 270. Spieth was the first wire-to-wire winner since Raymond Floyd in 1976.

You can find more photos of Spieth's victory and a complete rundown of the records he set, tied or challenged in the article, Spieth Smashes Records in Winning 2015 Masters. But the key records Spieth broke or tied at the 2015 Masters are these:

  • He tied the 72-hole Masters scoring record of 270, joining Woods at that number.
  • In the final round, Spieth became the first golfer in Masters history to reach 19-under par.
  • He set a new record for most birdies at one Masters with 28.

Justin Rose, who played with Spieth in the final round, and Phil Mickelson, who was one group ahead of Spieth in Round 4, each got within three shots of Spieth at points during the final round.

But neither could put any more pressure on the young leader than that. Rose and Mickelson tied for second place at 274.

At the other end of the spectrum from Spieth was 63-year-old Ben Crenshaw. The 2015 Masters marked Crenshaw's 44th and final appearance in the tournament. He shot 91-85. Crenshaw won the 1984 Masters and 1995 Masters.

2015 Masters Tournament Scores
Results from the 2015 Masters golf tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.:

Jordan Spieth64-66-70-70--270$1,800,000
Phil Mickelson70-68-67-69--274$880,000
Justin Rose67-70-67-70--274$880,000
Rory McIlroy71-71-68-66--276$480,000
Hideki Matsuyama71-70-70-66--277$480,000
Paul Casey69-68-74-68--279$335,000
Ian Poulter73-72-67-67--279$335,000
Dustin Johnson70-67-73-69--279$335,000
Hunter Mahan75-70-68-67--280$270,000
Zach Johnson72-72-68-68--280$270,000
Charley Hoffman67-68-71-74--280$270,000
Kevin Na74-66-70-72--282$196,000
Bill Haas69-71-72-70--282$196,000
Rickie Fowler73-72-70-67--282$196,000
Ryan Moore74-66-73-69--282$196,000
Kevin Streelman70-70-70-72--282$196,000
Tiger Woods73-69-68-73--283$155,000
Sergio Garcia68-74-71-70--283$155,000
Henrik Stenson73-73-70-68--284$135,000
Louis Oosthuizen72-69-71-72--284$135,000
Russell Henley68-74-72-71--285$120,000
Ernie Els67-72-75-72--286$92,833
Mark O'Meara73-68-77-68--286$92,833
Angel Cabrera72-69-73-72--286$92,833
Keegan Bradley71-72-75-68--286$92,833
Bernd Wiesberger75-70-70-71--286$92,833
Patrick Reed70-72-74-70--286$92,833
Morgan Hoffmann73-72-72-70--287$68,000
Jason Day67-74-71-75--287$68,000
Steve Stricker73-73-73-68--287$68,000
Webb Simpson69-75-72-71--287$68,000
Jonas Blixt72-70-70-75--287$68,000
Ryan Palmer69-74-74-71--288$54,000
Sang-Moon Bae74-71-72-71--288$54,000
Jamie Donaldson74-71-76-67--288$54,000
Chris Kirk72-73-72-71--288$54,000
Brooks Koepka74-71-71-72--288$54,000
Seung-Yul Noh70-74-72-73--289$40,000
Cameron Tringale71-75-69-74--289$40,000
Danny Willett71-71-76-71--289$40,000
Charl Schwartzel71-70-73-75--289$40,000
Jimmy Walker73-72-74-70--289$40,000
John Senden71-74-72-72--289$40,000
Adam Scott72-69-74-74--289$40,000
Bubba Watson71-71-73-74--289$40,000
Lee Westwood73-73-70-74--290$30,000
Matt Kuchar72-74-72-72--290$30,000
Geoff Ogilvy74-70-73-74--291$27,400
Anirban Lahiri71-75-74-72--292$25,600
Jason Dufner74-71-74-73--292$25,600
Erik Compton73-72-74-74--293$24,600
Darren Clarke74-71-77-72--294$23,800
Graeme McDowell71-74-76-74--294$23,800
Vijay Singh75-70-79-71--295$23,200
Thongchai Jaidee75-70-80-72--297$23,000

 

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