Cape Town - Three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo believes Jordan
Spieth will never forget the way in which his Masters campaign imploded on the
Spieth was on track to become the first golfer in history to
win wire-to-wire at a major in consecutive years, but the 22-year-old succumbed
to the pressure on the home stretch on Sunday.
The world No 2 held a five-shot lead heading into the back
nine, but, in similar fashion to Greg Norman in 1996, Spieth faltered when he
found the water twice at the 12th and recorded a quadruple bogey.
Spieth’s implosion paved the way for Danny Willett to become
only the second Englishman, after Faldo, to win the Masters.
“This will scar him - it will be horrible for him,” Faldo,
who is just one of three men to defend a Masters title, told reporters.
worse at Augusta because it is here every year - because every memory is bolted
on to another past memory. Either great memories or tragic ones because we keep
coming back, that is what makes this place so amazing.
“He won’t sleep - it is going to hurt because you know you
have made some mistakes. That is the hard thing – he knows he made some bad
“He’s been making bad swings for months but with his good
strategy and great short game, he has been getting away with it. But suddenly
when you have got water, you don't get away with it.”
While Faldo believes that this year’s Masters will stay with
Spieth for the wrong reasons, the legendary Jack Nicklaus took a more softer
approach and sympathised with the Texan.
“I think the whole golfing world feels for Jordan Spieth,”