Jordan Spieth lost the Masters by three strokes thanks to his collapse on the back nine, which included a quadruple bogey on a par 3. He recovered a bit and hit birdies on 13 and 15, but a bogey on 17 doomed him to a two-way tie for second with Lee Westwood. In the end, it was the worst collapse at the Masters since Greg Norman blew a six-shot lead to Nick Faldo back in 1996.
While walking off the course, Spieth told the CBS cameraman to get out of his face. And it’s easy to understand why, because Spieth almost certainly needed a moment to gather himself before enduring a post-tournament humiliation that he knew wouldn’t be able to avoid: awarding Danny Willett his green jacket in Butler Cabin. Here now is the video of that hoity-toity Augusta tradition and yes, it’s every bit as awkward as you would expect:
As you can see, Spieth wasn’t exactly enthused about having to hang out and give presents to the dude who was the beneficiary of his historic collapse. But since Speith kept his shit reasonably together and didn’t burn the place down, there is now a dumb controversy about the contrast between Spieth’s Humility and Respect and Cam Newton’s Super Bowl press conference.
To you, Mark Schlereth, we say: