Faldo: Spieth-McIlroy is 'what we want'


Anticipation of Saturday’s final-round pairing of Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy has TV analysts excited to call the action.

Speaking on "Live From the Masters" on Saturday morning, Golf Channel’s Nick Faldo said: “This is really what we were hoping for in the game of golf. We need Michael Buffer to say, 'Let's get ready to rumble.' This could be, hopefully, one of the classic prize fights that golf has had in the past and really wants now.

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“This is what we want, we want these two guys at Augusta National, at the Masters, going head-to-head.”

Faldo's "Live From" colleague Frank Nobilo echoed those sentiments: “It is a dream scenario. We’ve talked so much about the 'Big Three,’ and people say that's a little bit of hype, but it does remind me of my favorite Masters, back in 1975, when they didn't have world rankings. It was Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf. We know who the best players in the world are. So if Jason Day could play the back nine today a little better than he did the first two days, he could well come in at the end of the day, with that dream scenario.”