By the time Jordan Spieth got to the tee on the par-3 12th on Sunday at the Masters, he was out of the running for a second green jacket in four years. However, he still had an opportunity at some measure of redemption on the hole that cost him everything last year.
— 7Golf ???? (@7golf) April 9, 2017
He didn’t get it.
Spieth’s tee shot on Sunday to the exact same pin placement as last year hit the bank on the other side of Rae’s Creek, then rolled back into the water — not stopping like Fred Couples’ shot did 25 years ago.
Spieth made double-bogey 5 on the hole to drop to 1 over par for the championship, though he at least didn’t make 7.
This trip to the water hazard follows the one Spieth had on No. 15 in the first round, which led to a quadruple-bogey 9.