Spieth Collapse Paves Way For Unlikely Masters Champion

Daniel Storck, Staff Writer

The Collapse of Jordan. Sounds like a blockbuster, huh? That’s exactly what happened at the 2016 Masters. With 89 competitors from 5 continents, the ‘16 field was diverse and skilled. By the final round, Jordan Spieth had a commanding -7 score, clear of the field by five strokes. It looked like Spieth was preparing for his second Green Jacket. And then, he fell apart. A normal par-3 on the 12th hole should have been easy for the defending champ, right? Nope. Quadruple-bogey! (five shots more than even, for you non-golf types). He then birdied holes 13 and 15 (par on 14), but bogeyed 17, putting him out of contention. Meanwhile, a little-known Englishman named Danny Willett climbed the leaderboard, held off Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, and Paul Casey, and won his first USPGA title. Green Jacket to Danny Willett… at least until next year