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Jordan Spieth Ties Masters Record to Claim Green Jacket

Jordan Spieth celebrates on the 18th green after his four-stroke victory at the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

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Jordan Spieth matched Tiger Woods’ four-round course record of 18 under par to claim victory in the Masters on Sunday. The 21-year-old Spieth, who held the two-round course record and three-round course record coming into the finale, also set the mark for most birdies at a single Masters with 28 for the tournament.

Here is the moment that he claimed that record with his 26th birdie of the 2015 Masters on the tenth hole:

Spieth, who also became the first person to ever reach 19 under par at the tournament, finished the rare wire-to-wire victory by missing a tricky but makeable putt for par on the 18th hole that would have given him the four-round record outright. As it stands, he shares the mark with Tiger Woods, who was also 21 when he claimed his first major championship by winning the Masters with a course record of 270 in 1997. Spieth is the second-youngest Masters champion in history—the youngest was Woods—after just missing out on the title by finishing second to Bubba Watson last year.

Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose tied for second, while Woods dropped into a tie for 17th from 5th and injured himself in his comeback event, shooting 73 on the final day.

When Spieth was just 14-years-old he said that his ultimate goal was to win the Masters:

Seven years later, he has that green jacket. After this week’s performance, it does not seem like it will be his last, a fact he acknowledged just before receiving his prize from last year’s champion Watson.

“I want to be like Bubba, I want to win two Masters,” Spieth said.