No matter how well a round is going, eventually, Augusta National bites back, it always has done.
But, as Jordan Spieth strode around the course on his way to an accomplished maiden Major victory, it became clear there was to be no sting in the tail for the 21-year-old.
His performance over the four days, in which he led each, left the golfing world in awe as he collected accolade after accolade with a supreme display of confidence and assurance.
Throughout the tournament Twitter was awash with praise for the young star and below you’ll find some of the best from Masters Sunday:
It was a record-breaking week for the youngster. His feats were neatly summed up in tweets from the Masters and ESPN:
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 12, 2015
Jordan Spieth: fifth American in last 100 years to win a major at age 21 or younger (Tiger Woods, Tom Creavy, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 12, 2015
The Texan’s form saw him sit as second favourite behind Rory McIlroy at 10/1 before the tournament and he duly delivered, as golf writer Shane Bacon pointed out:
Jordan Spieth’s last four starts on the PGA Tour – 1, 2, T-2, 1. And he’s 21. Rory, you got some company my dude.
— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) April 12, 2015
After flirting with missing the cut in the opening two days, McIlroy made a fine chase of the leader over the weekend, as he finished on 12-under while hunting the career Grand Slam:
.@McIlroyRory – combined 44-under in last 3 majors contested
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) April 12, 2015
Justin Rose chased Spieth for the entire Sunday in the final group, but in the end had to settle for a T2 and a beer with a member of 1D:
In the end it was all about Spieth and his fellow pros flooded Twitter with their congratulations:
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 13, 2015
Congrats to my buddy @JordanSpieth. Welcome to the “club”!! Beyond deserving and beyond impressive. Mature and classy. True champ!
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) April 13, 2015
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) April 13, 2015
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) April 13, 2015
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) April 12, 2015
Some famous faces from other walks of life chipped in with praise too. You could almost see the knife slipping into Rory McIlroy with this one:
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) April 13, 2015
Although actor Matthew McConaughey wins the “most bizarre Spieth-related tweet” award:
big congratulations to Masters champion @JordanSpieth – the excellent expect excellence…just keep makin em, McConaughey
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) April 13, 2015
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