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Jordan Spieth’s Mind-Blowing Success at the Masters

After opening with a 66, Jordan Spieth owns the first-round lead at the 2018 Masters by two shots over Matt Kuchar and Tony Finau.

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With this latest top spot on the day-one leaderboard, the 24-year old Spieth now owns three opening-round leads at Augusta National in just five starts. He opened with a 64 in 2015 and a 66 in 2016.

How impressive are those three 18-hole leads by Spieth? Well, the all-time record is just one better: four, held by six-time Masters winner Jack Nicklaus, who made 45 starts.

Just as striking is Spieth’s nine overall leads in 17 rounds, which places him tied for fifth with Tiger Woods and Sam Snead on the all-time list.

Only Jack Nicklaus (19), Arnold Palmer (19), Gary Player (11), and Raymond Floyd (10) have led after more rounds at the Masters.

“We build plans for the year to peak at certain times,” Spieth said, explaining his success at the Masters (T2, 1, T2, T11).

“And I believe that not just here at Augusta, but the major championships, going back a number of years, I’ve played really well, and I think that has to do with the work of our team.

“We’ve got a great plan, and then gearing up myself and getting psyched for them and [having] the right amount of kind of confidence and composure that it takes.”

SPIETH AT THE MASTERS: ROUND BY ROUND

Credit: Masters.com

MASTERS 2014
Round 1: -1, 71 (T12)
Round 2: -3, 70 (T3)
Round 3: -5, 70 (T1)
Round 4: -5, 72 (T2)

MASTERS 2015
Round 1: -8, 64 (1)
Round 2: -14, 66 (1)
Round 3: -16, 70 (1)
Round 4: -18, 70 (1)

MASTERS 2016
Round 1: -6, 66 (1)
Round 2: -4, 74 (1)
Round 3: -3, 73 (1)
Round 4: -2, 73 (T2)

MASTERS 2017
Round 1: +3, 75 (T41)
Round 2: E, 69 (T11)
Round 3: -4, 68 (T4)
Round 4: -1, 75 (T11)

MASTERS 2018
Round 1: -6, 66 (1)

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Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. When not losing money at offshore gambling sites, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes up quick-hit posts.

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