Key stats from Spieth's 8-under 64 at Augusta

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Jordan Spieth made nine birdies and one bogey on Thursday to build a three-shot lead at the Masters, but before you give him the green jacket, check out these key stats from Spieth's opening round at Augusta.


- Since 1980, only three players held the first-round lead or co-lead and went on to win the Masters. Trevor Immelman in 2008 is the only player to do it dating back to 1985.

2008: Trevor Immelman, Shared
1984: Ben Crenshaw, Led by 1
1980: Seve Ballesteros, Shared


- Spieth is the fourth player in Masters history to record an opening round of 64 or better. None of the previous three went on to win:

1996: Greg Norman (63) finished second
1990: Mike Donald (64) finished 47th
1940: Lloyd Mangrum (64) finished second


- Spieth is the first player to finish runner-up at the Masters, then hold the first-round lead the following year since fellow Longhorn Ben Crenshaw did it in 1984. Crenshaw went on to win that year:

1984: Ben Crenshaw, Won
1982: Jack Nicklaus, T-15
1972: Jack Nicklaus, Won

Stats provided by the Golf Channel research unit