20-year-old Spieth contending in first Masters


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Even though he’s already won on the PGA Tour, even though he’s played in the Tour Championship and the Presidents Cup and moved to 13th on the world ranking, Jordan Spieth is living out a dream this week.

Through rounds of 71-70, the 20-year-old is in contention at the Masters, just four strokes behind leader Bubba Watson entering the weekend.

“A big goal of mine this year was to get in contention at a major and the Masters being the one that I dreamt about since I was who knows how old,” he said afterward. “So that's going to leave more emotion out there. Mr. [Ben] Crenshaw says it best, ‘The Masters brings out emotion in guys that aren't emotional.’ I'm already emotional and I’ve got to keep it on the down low.”

Even though he’s pleased with his performance so far, Spieth maintained that he isn’t surprised by it.

“I felt like if I could get my game right and really handle myself mentally, then I could have an opportunity to be in contention. That's where I'm at now and a lot of work to do. It's a halfway point. But very pleased with the start.”