Jordan Spieth departed the Masters for the second straight Sunday having deposited a ball in the water at Augusta National’s 12th hole. Rickie Fowler had to endure that sinking feeling of allowing a golden opportunity to win his first major drown in imperfection.
We’ve seen some awesome celebrations the past couple years at the 16th hole, where aces have come in abundance in the recent final rounds at the Masters. Matt Kuchar’s on Sunday at the 2017 Masters is right up there with the best.
Nearly two decades later, the most famous image of Sergio Garcia in a major remains his running, leaping scissor kick after hitting a recovery shot during the final round of the 1999 US PGA Championship.
Some of the names on the first page of the Masters leaderboard are veteran ones – Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler. But some other guys are getting their first taste of Sunday pressure at Augusta National.
Not even quadruple-bogeys in back-to-back Masters rounds or being 10 shots behind after Thursday could keep Jordan Spieth from getting back to a familiar position by Saturday night: in the mix to win another green jacket.