18 fun facts coming out of the 2015 Masters
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18 fun facts coming out of the 2015 Masters


In the next couple of days, you'll read a lot about Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters, the records Spieth set and other great info that you might find interesting. So, why not share some with you?

1. The last two winners of the Australian Open, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, have won the last three majors. Spieth said Sunday he will be back to defend his title. Good mojo.


2. McIlroy and Spieth are now No. 1 and 2 in the world, marking the first time in the history of the Official World Golf Ranking, dating back to the 1986 Masters, that the top two players in the world are under age 25.

3. Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose finished at 14-under 274. Only one other player has ever finished at that total and LOST the Masters: David Duval, who lost to Tiger Woods by two shots, in the 2001 Tigerslam Masters.

4. Jordan Spieth in the the second-youngest winner of the Masters, just five months older than Tiger Woods when he won the 1997 Masters.

5-8. Jordan Spieth set or tied the following new scoring records:

36-hole scoring record: 14-under 130 (Previous: Raymond Floyd, 131 at the 1976 Masters)

54-hole scoring record: 16-under 200 (Previous: Raymond Floyd, 131 at the 1976 Masters; Tiger Woods, 1997 Masters)

72-hole scoring record: 18-under 270 (Tying: Tiger Woods, 1997 Masters)

Most birdies: 28 (Previous: Phil Mickelson, 25 at the 2010 Masters)

9. The 21-year-old won $1.8 million for winning the tournament, tying Rory McIlroy (2014 PGA Championship) for the biggest payday in major championship history.

10. Jordan Spieth is the 8th Masters winner to finish runner-up the year prior and the first since Ben Crenshaw in 1983-84.

11. Phil Mickelson recorded his 10th runner-up major finish. Jack Nicklaus holds the all-time record with 19.

12. This is Phil Mickelson's first runner-up finish in the Masters.

13. On Saturday, Tiger Woods shot his first weekend major round in the 60s since the final round of the 2011 Masters (67).

14. Spieth, who intends to still play in the RBC Heritage this week, is looking to become the first player since Bernhard Langer in 1985 to win the Masters, then on Hilton Head the next week.

15. In the last month, Jordan Spieth has earned $4.1 million on the PGA Tour (WIN, 2nd, P2, WIN).

16. Corey Conners was low amateur at this year's Masters, but no amateur made the cut for the first time since 2009, the last of a four-year stretch where an amateur didn't play the weekend.

17. After three holes-in-one between the 2012 and '13 Masters, there has not been a single one the last two years.

18. Five players finished 10 or more under par in this Masters. Only the 2011 Masters had more (6). There were five in the 2001 Masters.




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