Danny Willett benefits from shocking Jordan Spieth capitulation and nobody could quite believe it
What the hell happened?
Jordan Spieth was sitting as pretty as pretty has ever sat on Sunday afternoon.
The world number two would have slept relatively soundly on Saturday night after taking a one shot lead into the final round.
That same final round was going swimmingly with a fifth hole bogey the only blemish on his front nine scorecard. Five birdies turned that into something of a non-issue.
Well, everyone else should stop playing at this point other than Spieth. He's running away with it.
— Grant F (@Grant_Croft) April 10, 2016
Wow! 4 straight birds, spieth is running away with it!
— Brock McCullough (@BrockMcCullough) April 10, 2016
Jordan Spieth has already won this tournament. He's so good it's not even fair. Maybe next year everyone else! (But probably not)
— Brady Brown (@bradybrown24) April 10, 2016
I love how the telecast is trying to make it seem like the Masters is anything but a foregone conclusion. No one is catching Jordan Spieth
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) April 10, 2016
Then it all went up shit creek.
Spieth bogeyed 10 and 11 before shit creek turned into shit rapids as he carded a seven on 12, throwing away the lead he had worked so tirelessly to put together.
Spieth's bottled this
— Paul Taylor (@PT_91) April 10, 2016
Unbelievable by Spieth he's actually bottled it
— brad (@bradcuhz) April 10, 2016
Spieth is flat out rattled #TheMasters
— Laura Diakun (@LauraDiakun) April 10, 2016
Spieth done gone fucked up
— Nolan Jarv (@Jarv_43) April 10, 2016
And through all the #bottlejob jokes that flooded social media, a champion-elect calmly and determinedly went about his business as Sheffield's Danny Willet kept his composure to finish -5 and bite his nails while Spieth finished up.
But Spieth could only par the 16th, bogey the 17th and par the 18th which led to excited phonecalls from Willett to his wife to let her know that the biggest day in their lives was coming to a close.
Thankfully, there was much more focus on Willett's heroics than Spieth's capitulation at the end of an absolutely terrific and memorable Masters weekend.
Happy for Willett, I was speaking of Chubby James the MGR. Like him too & Lee & Paul & Ian & Chris...
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 10, 2016
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 10, 2016
— AP McCoy (@AP_McCoy) April 10, 2016
Get in! @Danny_Willett Masters champion and to think I was going to go to bed. What a weekend for British sport!
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) April 10, 2016
— Jim White (@JimWhite) April 10, 2016
— Kirsty Gallacher (@TheRealKirstyG) April 10, 2016
— Kaka (@KAKA) April 10, 2016
Bet Jordan's really looking forward to presenting the green jacket! Fantastic win for Willett. #Masters2016
— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) April 10, 2016
Looks like it's all over bar the shouting for @Danny_Willett such great news for him, big shout out for his seconds/caddie JonathanSmart
— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) April 10, 2016
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) April 10, 2016
There's a fat woman legging it around my house singing. I'm cracking open the passion fruit liqueur.
— P J Willett (@P_J_Willett) April 10, 2016
Danny Willett didn't think about it. He just did it. A lesson in that.
— John Duggan (@JohnDugganSport) April 10, 2016
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 10, 2016
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) April 10, 2016