Golfer Jordan Spieth’s dream weekend blew up on the 12th hole Sunday (see video below), as the 2015 Masters champion saw his lead in this year’s Masters disappear with a quadruple bogey on the hole. The 22-year-old Spieth landed two shots in the water during his nightmare on the 12th, scoring a 7 on the par-3 hole.
Through 11 holes Sunday, Spieth, who led all four days of the tournament, appeared to be on his way to history with a chance to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back Masters champions. But his struggle on 12 turned what had been a five-shot lead after the first nine into a three-shot deficit to eventual champion Danny Willett.
“Instead, the young Texan left Augusta shaking his head, and trying to figure out how to shake off one of the most epic collapses in the history of the game,” the AP reports.
Moments after losing the tournament, Spieth said: “Big picture, this one will hurt. It will take a while.”
To make matters worse, Spieth, as last year’s winner at Augusta, had to put the champion’s green jacket on Willett during a painful championship ceremony.
Said Spieth: “I can’t think of anybody else who may have had a tougher ceremony to experience.” Spieth also had to leave his own green jacket, awarded for his 2015 championship, at the club.
Here’s a clip of how Spieth’s tournament went sour on the 12th …