Masters collapse will scar Jordan Spieth, says Nick Faldo

Augusta (US): Three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo believes Jordan Spieth will be 'scarred' by his shock collapse at Augusta National on Sunday.

Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo

Spieth took a one-shot lead into the final round as he looked to join Faldo, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus in winning back-to-back Masters titles.

But on the 20th anniversary of Faldo winning his third green jacket as Greg Norman squandered a six-shot lead after 54 holes, Spieth blew a five-stroke advantage with just nine holes remaining after dropping shots on the 10th and 11th and running up a quadruple-bogey seven on the 12th.

"This will scar him. This will damage him for a while," said Faldo, who saw Danny Willett follow in his footsteps as the second English winner of the Masters.

"We're all in shock with what happened to Jordan. In '96 you got the sense that Greg was struggling, but it was bit by bit [Norman shot 78 and Faldo 67]. What happened to Jordan it was so sudden, just bam. It was 10 minutes of golf. That's the harshness of it."

World No 12 Willett took his first major crown in only his 12th major start, becoming only the second England golfer to win the Masters after Nick Faldo, the champion in 1989, 1990 and 1996.

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