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Masters 2024: Jordan Spieth makes a bit of unwanted Masters history with disastrous NINE

April 12, 2024

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth began his week hoping to make more Masters history, but he wound up putting his name in the Augusta National record books for an unwanted reason on Friday.

The 2015 champ was battling difficult scoring conditions when first-round play restarted Friday morning at two over through 14 holes when disaster struck on the par-5 15th. Spieth hit a solid drive and layup before flying the green with his third shot. That's when things really unraveled.

Spieth's chip carried too much pace, caught the slope at the front of the green and rolled into the water. After dropping on the other side, his sixth shot went long to put him back in a similar position. This time he putted, but the results weren't much better as he barely reached the putting surface.

From there he two-putted from 30-feet for a quadruple bogey nine, dropping him to six over and all but ending his chances of winning a second green jacket. Here's how the trainwreck looked on the Masters shot tracker:


If you're thinking that this whole situation sound familiar, that's because it is. And we're not just referring to Spieth's wild double bogey in San Antonio last week. Spieth also made a quad on No. 15 during the first round of the 2017 Masters. And, according to stats guru Justin Ray, that makes him the first (at least, in recent history) to have two scores that high on the hole.

Not surprisingly, Golf Twitter had some takes:

That being said, Spieth didn't come close to Sergio Garcia's record for the worst score on the hole, a 13 during his Masters title defense in 2018. But things didn't really improve from there for Spieth, who added another bogey on 17 and had to make a sick up and down on 18 to break 80.

The 79 is Spieth's worst career score at the Masters. His previous high score was a 76 during last year's third round at Augusta National.