A year removed from a heartbreaking 2nd place finish at Augusta National in the 2014 Masters, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth put the past behind him on Sunday by capping off one of the most dominant Masters wins in the long, illustrious history of the tournament -- finishing four strokes ahead of the field with a final score of -18 to win the 2015 Masters.
Posting an 2 under-par 70 in Sunday's final round, Spieth completed an amazing weekend that saw him also set the 36-hole & 54-hole Masters scoring records, before becoming the first golfer in the history of the tournament to touch 19-under at any point during Masters competition.
He would bogey the 18th hole, however, to finish tied with Tiger Woods for the all-time 72-hole record (1997).
In winning his first green jacket, Spieth also became the second-youngest winner of the tourney in its history, just months older than Tiger Woods was during his already-legendary Masters win in 1997.
In addition to that, Spieth also became the first wire-to-wire winner of the Masters since Raymond Floyd's eight-stroke obliteration of the field back in 1976.
On a day when his closest competitors (Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson) were left to tread water in his wake, Jordan Spieth maintained composure and cruised to a title -- outdistancing Rose and Mickelson (who tied for 2nd) by four strokes. In fact, it seemed like the day's only drama was reserved for Tiger Woods' fall from the top-five to a 17th place finish after posting a 1 over-par 73 on the day.
However, all of that falls by the wayside when it comes to the true star of this tournament. Widely regarded as one of the most humble stars on the PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth has taken his place among the list of legends who have brought home one of the most coveted symbols of success in all of sports -- the green jacket.
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