By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard
The powers that be in the golf had to be beside themselves when this past Saturday morning roll around. The majority of the leaderboard at The Masters was golfers under 30 and the last group of the day feature two of the brightest stars in the golfing solar system, defending Masters Champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Then Sunday evening rolled around and none of the “stars of the game” had won the coveted green jacket thanks to a spectacular collapse by Spieth.
Spieth’s horrible 12th hole is being well documented around the sports world. It was so impressively bad that even the ‘Golden Bear’ Jack Nicklaus offered up his thoughts on it. Credit to Spieth in getting himself together for the jacket presentation to winner Danny Willett. He didn’t have it together when the camera followed him off the 18th hole and into the clubhouse.
Spieth is the future of golf. We have many, many years left of him dueling it out with other young premier golfers like McIIroy, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Willett. He does however have a lot to learn about humility.
Golf is not game of beating the person next to you but about controlling yourself and staying disciplined. Spieth does this most of the time but there are cracks that show that he has a lot of maturing to do. Tiger Woods needed time to grow up and he eventually did and so will Spieth. The golf world hopes this happens sooner rather than later because he is one of the biggest stars they have and he is only 22-years-old.