Although he was not yet able to legally drink alcohol last year, Jordan Spieth still tied for second place in The Masters. Spieth was not going to let this one get away from like last year, when Bubba Watson closed strong and was able to don his second Green Jacket. Spieth, now 21, finished this year’s tournament at a whopping 18-under-par and picked up his first major tournament victory. As I watched Spieth finish the 72nd hole (Round 4, Hole 18), I couldn’t help but think of the 2014 San Antonio Spurs: In 2013, the Spurs let Game 6 of the NBA Finals slip away and ultimately lost in Game 7 to LeBron James and Co. of the Miami Heat. A resilient bunch, they were more determined than ever before to get back to the NBA Finals and hold up that elusive Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. After powering their way past everyone, the Spurs had just one obstacle left, a familiar foe, the Miami Heat. The Spurs won in 5 games. Jordan Spieth was on a mission to become the youngest champion ever at the Augusta National Golf Club last year. A Dallas native, Spieth rewrote the record books with his win last night. The future of Golf rests upon his shoulders and that should make the sport very proud. The top-2 players in the World Golf Rankings are under the age of 25, with Rory Mcllroy currently atop the rankings. Tiger Woods tied for 17th, finishing with a 5-under-par. As we focus on whether Tiger will ever win another major tournament again, Spieth turns his attention to the second major of the year: The United States Open Championship. In a sit-down interview with CNN last night, Spieth was asked how he was going to reflect on this achievement 50 years from now. “Hopefully I’ll be finishing up my last Masters.” He definitely is an excellent ambassador for the game of Golf. Professional, mature and well-beyond his years already.
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