-- Heading into Sunday at the Masters, Jordan Spieth looked poised to defend his Augusta title, but ...
Hey, I heard anything can happen at the Masters. - Bonnie D. Ford (@Bonnie_D_Ford) April 10, 2016
... anything, and then some.
The 12th hole
Up by five shots heading into the 12th hole, Spieth quadruple bogeyed, with two shots landing in the water before he hit the green. Needless to say, the Twitterverse was in shock:
Jordan Spieth with a quadruple bogey
First time he's ever made anything worse than double bogey in a major, as a pro
- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 10, 2016
1. Jordan Spieth: -7
2. Danny Willett: -2
1. Danny Willett: -4
T-4: Jordan Spieth: -1
The 12th hole is 155 yards. Jordan Spieth just played it in seven strokes.
- Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) April 10, 2016
There is no truer phrase in sports. The Masters doesn't start till the back nine at Augusta on Sunday - trey wingo (@wingoz) April 10, 2016
Watching Spieth on 12... pic.twitter.com/8N3CT6htGv
Last time I was this uncomfortable watching the Masters, it was Greg Norman - Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 10, 2016
We interrupt this programming to show "Tin Cup." - John Zenor (@jzenor) April 10, 2016
Steph Curry fell to the floor during pregame shootaround upon hearing Jordan Spieth put 2 balls into the water. https://t.co/CARFMVIUoL
Bogey, bogey, Quad to start the back 9. I dreamed of one day having Spieth's scorecard. Never thought he'd take mine. - Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) April 10, 2016
The 3 year old: "daddy, I like when the ball goes in the water."... He's ready to play some golf w me - Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) April 10, 2016
Then, Danny Willett's brother took the audience by storm as play rolled on:
If the boy does what he should, I will be able to say 'I've shared a bath with a Masters winners - brilliant #bbcgolf
Call it a comeback?
When Spieth birdied on Hole 13, some were hoping for a rally:
Now come back and win, kid - Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) April 10, 2016
This COULD turn out to be the greatest comeback ever... Don't count him out! - Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) April 10, 2016
I can't even. #Masters
But, in the end, it was Willett
Willett became the second Englishman to win the Masters since Nick Faldo:
If you bet on anyone but Spieth, you could be in for a big payday. Willett was 20/1, Westwood was 50/1 this morning. - Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 10, 2016
MVP of the Masters? Zachariah James Willett. If Danny's first child wasn't born a week early, he wouldn't be here right now. - Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) April 10, 2016
. @Danny_Willett well done that man.... And I new baby that was due today... The name Augusta sounds pretty good.
Danny Willett: 2nd Englishman to win The Masters (Nick Faldo- 1989, 1990, 1996) - ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 10, 2016
Yorkshire! ? - Dale Johnson (@dalejohnsonESPN) April 10, 2016
History will remember this Masters for Jordan Spieth's collapse, but we shouldn't forget Danny Willett's flawless final-round performance. - Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) April 10, 2016
Torn about Spieth. So mentally tough. But also so twitchy, so tic-addled, seems outstanding candidate for future yips. - Chris Jones (@MySecondEmpire) April 10, 2016
Jordan Spieth Back 9
Saturday: 38 (+2)
Sunday 41 (+5)
I think the whole golfing world feels for Jordan Spieth. He had a chance to do something truly special and... https://t.co/v4XtUhqwbI
More from @JordanSpieth to CBS: "It was a really tough 30 minutes for me that I hope I never have to experience again."
And finally ...
Was this the good luck charm for Willett?
Danny Willett's caddie is wearing No. 89 -- the same number Jack Nicklaus' caddie wore 30 years ago this week. - Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) April 10, 2016