Danny Willett scores first Masters while Jordan Spieth craves for a mulligan


Possibly the biggest collapse in Masters history transpired in the final round on Sunday, April 10, which left many viewers stunned by the outcome.

Going into the last day, Jordan Spieth was on top of the leaderboard, and continued to lead going into the back nine until he collapsed on holes 10, 11 and 12.

On hole 12, Spieth shot a quadruple bogey, which is almost unheard of in professional golf, especially at the Masters in the final round.

Danny Willett finished with a 67, five under par, by shooting three birdies in the final six holes, and brought the green jacket back to England for the first time in 20 years.

Willett commented on his performance in the tournament.

“It was tough. Every time we seemed to make ground, Jordan kept pulling ahead. And we were just trying to dig in and dig in . . . trying to make birdies,” Willett said. “It was just a very surreal day when you look back at the ebb and flows.”

“Pretty sure I’ll be disappointed with that one. Just put a bad swing on it right at the wrong time. Just compounded mistakes. Just lack of discipline. A very tough 30 minutes for me that hopefully I will never experience again,“ Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, told CBS Sports in an interview.

Some golfers who one day might end up putting on the greens of Augusta National expressed their beliefs on the tournament.

“I was very surprised that Jordan Spieth blew up and made a quadruple bogey, and shocked that Danny Willett stuck together to win the tournament,” Anelise Brown ’16, captain of the Staples girls’ golf team, said.


“I was rooting for Rory McIlroy because with a win, he would’ve completed the Grand Slam (winning all four majors in career), and he came into the tournament very poised and he knew it was time for him to show his true abilities and win his first Masters,” Brown continued.

“Once Spieth took himself out of the lead, it was a pretty safe bet that Danny was going to win. It was obvious because Danny played one of the best rounds of the day. He couldn’t miss,” Peter Taets ’17, who plays for the Staples boys’ golf team, commented.

“I can’t imagine that was fun for everyone to experience,” Spieth said, “other than Danny’s team. And those who are fans of him.”