Jordan Spieth has become the story this week at Augusta National. At this point, it's not premature to talk about history he could achieve, in multiple varieties.
The 21-year-old now eyes Raymond Floyd's 36-hole scoring record (65-66—131 en route to his win in 1976). Spieth's currently at 12-under after a tap-in par at the ultra-difficult 11th hole.
Some of Spieth's birdies this week have been easy to marvel at. Thanks to the Masters' new Shot Tracker feature this year, we can gush over his best shots so far this week.
Here are some of his most spectacular birdies up to this point at Augusta National:
Spieth had 228 yards to the green for his third shot today at No. 8, after a pitch out of the bunker. No big deal... he hit it to 3 feet. That was a tap-in birdie for his second birdie at 8 on the week.
This might end up being the highlight of his week. It looked like Spieth was blocked out by trees to the right after spraying his tee shot a bit on No. 14. What'd he do? Hit a 7-iron that hit the flagstick and stopped at tap-in range. So decent.
The tee shot at the 240-yard par-3 fourth hole is one of the toughest at Augusta National. No biggie, Jordan birdied it. (The same hole where he holed out from a bunker for birdie in last year's final round.)
This birdie came after Spieth looked nervous for the only time all week. A poor approach to the 15th hole lead to a bogey, and he sort of held on for pars at 16 and 17. But a gorgeous 8-iron into the 18th green led to a birdie to cap off his first-round 64.
This was Spieth's most recent birdie. The 10th green is one of the toughest on the course. But after a monster tee shot, Spieth stuck it to 18 feet then drained the putt. What else is new?
We're sure there'll be more of these to come.