Spieth's record-setting 36 holes
Everything you need to know about Spieth's first two days at the 2015 Masters
April 10, 2015
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- Jordan Spieth set the 36-hole record at the Masters. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jordan Spieth is the leader through two rounds of the 2015 Masters, but that doesn't begin to tell the whole story. He's doing it in record-setting fashion, and threatening to turn this weekend into his coronation as a major winner.
Here's a look at all things Spieth through 36 holes at Augusta National.
> Set lowest 36-hole total in Masters history with score of 130 (14 under)
> Set lowest total in relation to par in major championship history (14 under)
> Tied lowest 36-hole total in major championship history with score of 130
> Tied largest 36-hole lead at Masters with five-shot leadAny time you can set a record here is pretty awesome.
TALKING ABOUT SPIETH
BEN CRENSHAW: "I'm looking forward to the next two days because I think most everybody knows, Jordan is capable, entirely capable; and it's keeping his emotions in check. He's obviously in a real hot streak, very confident, very bold. He knows what he's doing. He's a great scorer. God, can he score. But if he doesn't get ahead of himself this week; and I think he's mature enough that certainly it seems to me that he won't get that way. I've got to pull for my Longhorn."
HENRIK STENSON: “He's definitely an old head on young shoulders, isn't he? He's playing strategically. He's playing very mature. And, yeah, not making too many mistakes, and you can just sense that he's coming in here with some great form and a bit of wind in his sails.”
PHIL MICKELSON: "This is no shock that he's come out hot in the first two days. And I would expect it to continue."
JUSTIN ROSE: "Hard not to be aware of what a special couple rounds he's put in. To be 14 under, the golf course really isn't playing that easy. ... Obviously he's in complete control of his game. It's not like this happened out of the blue to him. There's been three or four weeks he's been comfortable with the lead and being in contention. So that's going to really pay off for him probably. "
JIM FURYK: “Not taking anything away from what Jordan does, I love the kid and I think he's a wonderful player and that score is phenomenal, but it's out there. Greens are not as quick as I've seen them in the past, the golf course is soft. I'm stopping 6‑irons and 5‑irons on greens that I haven't been able to do that in a long time, because it's damp. The conditions are there.”
ERNIE ELS: “It's very impressive, obviously. He's on. And the greens are holding. And when you are on and your game is on you can shoot these numbers at Augusta. It's a long, long way from being finished. A lot of work to be done still, so we'll see. But he's very, very impressive.”
GEOFF OGILVY: “It's just kind of business as usual for him. It's every single week he seems to be on top of the leaderboard playing well. … He's obviously aware of his skills at the moment and he's loving it.”
DAVID DUVAL (Golf Channel): “Top to bottom, he is really good at everything. I dare say he could have won this tournament yesterday. From this point forward, he doesn’t have to play exceptional golf. He did it yesterday. If he plays good golf and keeps breaking par moving forward, he is going to be very difficult to catch.”
SPIETH THROUGH 36 HOLES
Birdies 15 Par 3 scoring 2 under Bogeys 1 Par 4 scoring 6 under Fairways hit 20 of 28 (71.4%) Par 5 scoring 6 under Driving distance 283-yard avg Greens in regulation 28 of 36 (77.8%) Total putts 50 Three-putt greens 0
WHAT THEY'RE TWEETING ABOUT SPIETH
Love that Jordan Spieth is winning not because of power.... Guile, composure, smarts...— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) April 10, 2015
Jordan Spieth might be the perfect Texas pro: the focus and will of Hogan, the likability of Nelson, and the putting stroke of Crenshaw.— Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) April 10, 2015
Here's a look at some records that Spieth could shoot for over the weekend:
> Lowest 54-hole score in Masters history: 201, Raymond Floyd (1976) and Tiger Woods (1997)
Spieth would set the record if he shoots 70 on Saturday and tie it with a 71.
> Largest 54-hole lead at Augusta National: 9 strokes, Tiger Woods (1997)
> Lowest 72-hole score in Masters history: 270, Tiger Woods (1997)
Spieth would set the record if he shoots 5-under 139 on the weekend and tie it with a 140.
> Lowest 72-hole score with relation to par in majors history: 19 under, Tiger Woods (2000 Open Championship)
Spieth would set the record if he shoots 6-under 138 on the weekend and tie it with a 139.
> Spieth has the chance to become the fifth wire-to-wire champion in Masters history
> Spieth would be just the seventh player to win the Masters in his first or second start at the tournament.
> Spieth would be the second-youngest champion in Masters history if he were to win. Tiger Woods was 21 years, 3 months and 14 days old when he won in 1997.
> Most birdies in one Masters: 25, Phil Mickelson (2001)
Spieth needs 11 birdies this weekend to break the record and 10 to tie it.