Aces of the night!
Jordan Spieth broke Jordan Spengeler’s golfing world record on Sunday, as the former world No. 1 beat the legendary Tiger Woods on a two-stroke par-three in the opening round of the PGA Championship at Augusta National.
Spieth also made history with his sixth career birdie and the first birdie of the week for a golfer.
Jordan Spence, whose birdie led the day and set a new world record, was the last man standing after his two-putt putt in the fifth round.
He’s now just one shot shy of the record set by Woods and Roger Federer in 1996.
“He just broke the golf world record,” said Spieth, whose shot came after Spence had putted the second putt and had a ball that was two strokes ahead of the green.
Spence made birdie on the par-3 13th hole, making him the first player to break the record in the tournament’s last four years.
The 38-year-old shot an average of 71.7 yards, one-third better than the previous record of 73.9 yards set by Dustin Johnson in 2015.
He also hit two birdies on his first four holes of play.
Jordan’s new par-4 64th hole putt at 14:27 gave him a four-stroke lead.
Spieth and Spence’s teammate, Alex Poythress, each putted an impressive 64.4 yards.
Spend a little more time with Jordan and you’ll find him on his best form yet.
Spence was the only player to score more than five birdies in the PGC Classic and is the first golfer since Phil Mickelson to win two PGA Tour events and the Pardon the Interruption Open.
He will play the winner of the Australian Open on Sunday.
Spies new record-breaking shot came in the second round of Sunday’s second round.
The record was set by Johnson in 1996 when he hit the first of his two birdie par-5s.
Speth missed the first four rounds of Sunday, and he had just six birdies and four birdies of the par 4s in his previous three starts.
He finished with seven birdies, three more than Spieth.
Jordan has been playing like a man possessed for the past few weeks.
He was in the driver’s seat for the final three holes of the weekend.
His two birdied par-fives on the final two holes gave him enough momentum to beat Spieth on the back nine.
Spences tee shot gave him two back-nine birdies to spare.