The MastersApril 12, 2016

Conspiracy Theory: Aliens caused Jordan Spieth's Masters meltdown

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10:  Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts to his third shot going into the water hazard on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts to his third shot going into the water hazard on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

I enjoy conspiracy theories. (Except the movie Conspiracy Theory. That film's awful.) I believe Coca-Cola gave the world New Coke to drive up demand for the original formula, and that the NBA forced Michael Jordan's first retirement.

In short, I'm a gullible idiot. Which is why I'm onboard with this explanation on Jordan Spieth's Masters meltdown.

In the aftermath of Sunday's train wreck, people are searching for answers. How could a player that looked so dominant fall apart so quickly? Was it nerves? Injury? Miscommunication with his caddie? According to one line of reasoning, the issue wasn't with the two-time major winner.

The blunder at the 12th hole was caused...by an alien.

The video below highlights what appears to be a flying orb coming into vision on Spieth's third shot on No. 12. The "UFO" makes its appearance around the 37-second mark:

True, proponents will argue Spieth struggles on the exact same hole two years ago -- as well as his underwhelming finish at St. Andrews last summer -- simply show the kid, in spite of his greatness, is human.

Me? I'm all-in on the alien narrative. Besides, how else do you explain Ernie Els' six-putt and Louis Oostuizen's hole-in-one? There are other forces at play here, people!


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