Masters

Player: Spieth world’s best putter

2015-04-14 12:31
Jordan Spieth (AP)

Cape Town - South African golfing legend Gary Player says 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth is by far the world’s best putter.

Spieth, 21, on Sunday won his first major when he fired a two-under par closing round of 70 to finish on 18-under 270 at Augusta National, matching the 72-hole tournament record set by Tiger Woods in 1997.

Spieth beat nearest competitors Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose by four shots.

Player, who was in attendance at the Masters, commented on the young American’s game.

“He’s been the most consistent player in the world over the past two months,” Player told BBC Radio.

“He either wins or he’s in the top 5, but the big thing is - it’s always the best putter, and it always will be... and the best putter in the world today by a mile is Jordan Spieth. He doesn’t have the swing of a Rory McIlroy, he doesn’t have the swing of a Jason Day or a Louis Oosthuizen, but he’s the best putter in the world.”

Player, 79, is South Africa’s most successful golfer having won nine majors.

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