Jordan Spieth on top of the world

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• Jordan Spieth does TV rounds following Masters win
• Empire State Building lit up in honour of his Augusta success
• Reveals he had 'chip on his shoulder' after losing out last year

JORDAN SPIETH

Newly crowned Masters champion Jordan Spieth has been living it up in New York doing the television rounds following his maiden major win on Sunday.


The 21-year-old was the star attraction on the Late Show with David Letterman and he appeared for pictures on top of the Empire State Building, which was lit up in green in recognition of his Augusta success.

Spieth became the second youngest ever winner of the Masters and the first to win it wire-to-wire since Raymond Floyd in 1976 after a flawless four days of golf which began on Thursday with a 64, the lowest opening round at the Masters since Greg Norman in 1996.

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Speaking about his wire-to-wire win, Spieth said: “It maybe put some extra expectations on myself. When you’re in the lead, you want to keep it because, you know, it’s a dream come true to win that event.”

After Letterman joked about Spieth reaching 19-under par – the first ever player to do – questioning whether the score was even legal, the three-time PGA Tour winner claimed he was totally oblivious that he had reached that total.

He said: “At that point, to be honest, I didn’t know what I was at. I wasn’t looking at the leaderboard, I was just trying to challenge myself on each hole and get another stroke.”

And Spieth revealed that watching Bubba Watson walk up the 18th fairway as the Masters champion last year drove him on this time around.
"I definitely had a chip on my shoulder" - Jordan Spieth

“Last year I watched Bubba Watson, a deserving champion, walk up to the 18th green with the win, watched him walk up to the patrons who were giving him a standing ovation which was tough,” Jordan Spieth said.

“I definitely had a chip on my shoulder and wanted to experience that myself because I had a chance to win last year. I wanted to come back the next day, but I had to wait a year!”

See the clip from the Late Show with David Letterman below.


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