Since 2006, Denton County attorney William Brotherton has served as a gallery guard at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This year, Brotherton is working the 14th hole and sending us updates from the green.
Well, the Masters turned out just like I had hoped with Jordan Spieth winning his first Masters at age 21. He was only the fifth wire-to-wire winner and he successfully fought off charges by Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose. Tiger Woods gave a little excitement to the crowd as he looked like he might be making a surge, but he ended up just shooting five under to Jordan Spieth's 18 under. Jordan didn't break Tiger’s low record of 18 under – he just tied it when he bogeyed 18. For now, Tiger’s record is safe, but with Jordan due to play for many years to come, I'm sure many other records are going to fall. With the Masters over until next year, it's time for me to head back to Texas.
What a Masters! I was standing on 17 when Jordan Spieth double bogeyed and dropped to 16 under. The crowd was clearly disappointed because at 18 under he had tied Tiger Woods' record for low score at the Masters and I think so many people want him to win that green jacket! However, the roars of the crowd as Tiger Woods came up 14 were reminiscent of his earlier glory days, and the gallery cheered him on after he posted three consecutive birdies and he appeared to be making a charge. A bogey at 18 may have put the kibosh on that but one never knows with Tiger Woods.