Augusta roar: Spieth nails flagstick on 14

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Billy Horschel shot 70 but had a front row seat to watch his playing partner Jordan Spieth shoot a sensational 64 Thursday at Augusta National.

“He said ‘I need a tape recorder that just plays, ‘nice hole Jordan’ on each tee box,'” Spieth said.

There were a lot of impressive shots from Spieth, but the best of the day came from directly behind a tree on the par-4 14th hole. He had 179 yards to the hole, took a massive swing, carved a 7-iron around the tree, the ball hit the flagstick and ended 2 feet from the hole.

“When I hit it I just wanted to carry the ridge and when it did I kind of looked down and just heard the crazy roar and the sigh at the end of the roar,” he said. “I figured it had hit the pin and ended up pretty good.”