2015 Masters: Jordan Spieth Goes Wire-to-Wire

Jordan Spieth celebrates a par-saving putt on the 16th hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters
Jordan Spieth celebrates a par-saving putt on the 16th hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters. Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest Masters Tournament champion ever when he won the 2015 Masters, doing so in dominating fashion. Spieth, at 21 years, 8 months, trailed only Tiger Woods (who was 21 years, 3 months when he won the 1997 Masters), on the list of youngest winners.

Spieth opened the tournament, which was played April 9-12, with a round of 64 - just one off the tournament's 18-hole scoring record. And he never trailed: Spieth led by three strokes after Round 1, five after the second, four after the third, and wound up winning by four. He shot 64-66-70-70, a total of 18-under par 270. Spieth was the first wire-to-wire winner since Raymond Floyd in 1976.

You can find more photos of Spieth's victory and a complete rundown of the records he set, tied or challenged in the article, Spieth Smashes Records in Winning 2015 Masters. But the key records Spieth broke or tied at the 2015 Masters are these:

  • He tied the 72-hole Masters scoring record of 270, joining Woods at that number.
  • In the final round, Spieth became the first golfer in Masters history to reach 19-under par.
  • He set a new record for most birdies at one Masters with 28.

Justin Rose, who played with Spieth in the final round, and Phil Mickelson, who was one group ahead of Spieth in Round 4, each got within three shots of Spieth at points during the final round. But neither could put any more pressure on the young leader than that. Rose and Mickelson tied for second place at 274.

At the other end of the spectrum from Spieth was 63-year-old Ben Crenshaw. The 2015 Masters marked Crenshaw's 44th and final appearance in the tournament. He shot 91-85. Crenshaw won the 1984 Masters and 1995 Masters.

2015 Masters Tournament Scores
Results from the 2015 Masters golf tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.:

Jordan Spieth 64-66-70-70--270 $1,800,000
Phil Mickelson 70-68-67-69--274 $880,000
Justin Rose 67-70-67-70--274 $880,000
Rory McIlroy 71-71-68-66--276 $480,000
Hideki Matsuyama 71-70-70-66--277 $480,000
Paul Casey 69-68-74-68--279 $335,000
Ian Poulter 73-72-67-67--279 $335,000
Dustin Johnson 70-67-73-69--279 $335,000
Hunter Mahan 75-70-68-67--280 $270,000
Zach Johnson 72-72-68-68--280 $270,000
Charley Hoffman 67-68-71-74--280 $270,000
Kevin Na 74-66-70-72--282 $196,000
Bill Haas 69-71-72-70--282 $196,000
Rickie Fowler 73-72-70-67--282 $196,000
Ryan Moore 74-66-73-69--282 $196,000
Kevin Streelman 70-70-70-72--282 $196,000
Tiger Woods 73-69-68-73--283 $155,000
Sergio Garcia 68-74-71-70--283 $155,000
Henrik Stenson 73-73-70-68--284 $135,000
Louis Oosthuizen 72-69-71-72--284 $135,000
Russell Henley 68-74-72-71--285 $120,000
Ernie Els 67-72-75-72--286 $92,833
Mark O'Meara 73-68-77-68--286 $92,833
Angel Cabrera 72-69-73-72--286 $92,833
Keegan Bradley 71-72-75-68--286 $92,833
Bernd Wiesberger 75-70-70-71--286 $92,833
Patrick Reed 70-72-74-70--286 $92,833
Morgan Hoffmann 73-72-72-70--287 $68,000
Jason Day 67-74-71-75--287 $68,000
Steve Stricker 73-73-73-68--287 $68,000
Webb Simpson 69-75-72-71--287 $68,000
Jonas Blixt 72-70-70-75--287 $68,000
Ryan Palmer 69-74-74-71--288 $54,000
Sang-Moon Bae 74-71-72-71--288 $54,000
Jamie Donaldson 74-71-76-67--288 $54,000
Chris Kirk 72-73-72-71--288 $54,000
Brooks Koepka 74-71-71-72--288 $54,000
Seung-Yul Noh 70-74-72-73--289 $40,000
Cameron Tringale 71-75-69-74--289 $40,000
Danny Willett 71-71-76-71--289 $40,000
Charl Schwartzel 71-70-73-75--289 $40,000
Jimmy Walker 73-72-74-70--289 $40,000
John Senden 71-74-72-72--289 $40,000
Adam Scott 72-69-74-74--289 $40,000
Bubba Watson 71-71-73-74--289 $40,000
Lee Westwood 73-73-70-74--290 $30,000
Matt Kuchar 72-74-72-72--290 $30,000
Geoff Ogilvy 74-70-73-74--291 $27,400
Anirban Lahiri 71-75-74-72--292 $25,600
Jason Dufner 74-71-74-73--292 $25,600
Erik Compton 73-72-74-74--293 $24,600
Darren Clarke 74-71-77-72--294 $23,800
Graeme McDowell 71-74-76-74--294 $23,800
Vijay Singh 75-70-79-71--295 $23,200
Thongchai Jaidee 75-70-80-72--297 $23,000