Jordan Spieth rocketed to fame during a rookie PGA Tour season that included nine top-10s, a tie for second at the Tour Championship by Coca Cola and victory at the John Deere Classic. That was last year.
At 8.50 pm (SA time) today he’ll tee off in the final round of the Masters, five-under-par for the week, tied for the lead.
“(Sunday) is about seeing how I can control my game and emotions out on the golf course against guys that have even won here recently," said Spieth, who is joined on five-under by 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson.
"So they have been in the position I haven't,” the 20-year-old continued. “Doesn't necessarily mean … that they have an advantage in any way.
History awaits the Texan, who could become the youngest-ever Masters winner.
“We're playing the smart shots into the greens, controlling the ball fine, and I'm putting well. I think that I'm very confident in the way things are going, and really looking forward to tomorrow,” he said.
Make no mistake, Spieth has it together. He started his own charity this year, the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust, which helps special needs youth, military families and junior golf.
But his major focus is golf and tonight is a round he’s been waiting for.
“So this whole year's been about prepping to peak at certain places, this being really the first one, and I'm in a great position going into tomorrow, a position I haven't been in before, but I'm excited about,” he said.