18 Years Later, Another 21-Year-Old Challenges the Masters
Bobby Jones retired from golf at 28.
He raised a bit of dosh and created Augusta National to host an exclusive tournament, and the Masters was born in 1934.
It stood the test of time, challenging the world's best, until Tiger Woods came along.
That was in 1997, when he was 21 and had all the trappings of a phenomenon.
Times have changed.
Needless to say -- as Muddy Waters would -- he's now 'way past 21.
Very few players go wire-to-wire to win the Masters. Only four have done it:
|Craig Wood - 1941||Jack Nicklaus - 1972|
|Arnold Palmer - 1960||Raymond Floyd - 1976|
There's obviously a long way to go, but the way he's been playing this year and last, Spieth has a fair shot at joining this illustrious quartet.
First things first -- like 72 more holes at Augusta -- but Spieth is the next in line to dominate leaderboards all the way until he's 'way past 21.