Spieth, 21, Wins Masters

By: Megan Bias

On Sunday, April 12, in Augusta, Georgia, at the Masters Tournament, Jordan Spieth, age 21, tapped in his final putt to win his first major championship. According to CBS News, he became the first wire-to-wire winner since 1976, meaning that he led the competition from the beginning to the end, .

Spieth became the first Masters champion to lead after every round since Raymond Floyd 39 years ago and only the fifth in the history of the tournament. Jordan Spieth tied the record with Tiger Woods’s record for being 21 years old and shooting an 18-under-270. Bellbrook High School golfer Alyssa Burritt said, “He has the potential to be incredible because he is only 21 and has already done so much. He is an inspiration to young golfers because he works hard and achieves his goals.” According to CBS News, Rory McIlroy said about Spieth, “It’s nice to get your tally up and running at an early stage in your career. It’s great to see, great for the game, and I’m sure there will be many more.”