LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Jordan Spieth has carried out one of the most shattering duties of his young career.
After collapsing on the back side, Spieth slipped the green jacket on new Masters champion Danny Willett.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Thrown From Wheelchair By Hit-And-Run Driver In Costa Mesa
The 28-year-old Englishman won by three strokes, taking advantage when Spieth put two balls into Rae’s Creek and made a quadruple-bogey 7 at the devilish 12th hole.
Spieth looked as though he was fighting back tears when he said “it’s tough, really tough.” He had a five-shot lead at the turn, but threw it all away in less than an hour. In the process, he squandered a chance to become only the fourth player to win back-to-back titles.
Willett was all smiles, having recently become a new father.READ MORE: Comedian Louie Anderson Dies At 68 After Battle With Cancer
Now, he’s a Masters champion and only the second Englishman to win the green jacket.
Willett says “it was just a very surreal day … and a crazy, crazy week.”
Jordan Spieth had a 7 at the 12th hole, here’s the whole painful sequence pic.twitter.com/LXSJuOkjCW
— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) April 10, 2016
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