Danny Willett wins 80th Masters after Jordan Spieth’s collapse
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth has finished off his round at the Masters.
Now, he’s got to put the green jacket on someone else.
No one saw that coming.
Spieth seemed certain to become only the fourth player to win back-to-back titles at Augusta National when he made the turn with a commanding five-shot lead. But, in less than an hour, he had totally thrown it away, handing the championship to England’s Danny Willett.
Willett closed with a 67 for a 5-under 283, beating Spieth and Lee Westwood by three strokes.
Spieth will be kicking himself for a while about this one. After consecutive bogeys at the 10th and 11th, he dumped two shots into the water at the 12th for a quadruple-bogey 7. Just like that, he went from five shots ahead to three shots behind.
Spieth tried to rally, but a bogey at No. 17 ended any hopes of a comeback.