Youngest Masters Winners: Jordan Spieth Eyeing History At Augusta

With “Moving Day” at the 2014 Masters Tournament in the books, golf fans turn their eyes to the final round, and potential history. At just 20 years old, Jordan Spieth is sitting atop the leaderboard at 5-under. Spieth shares the lead with former champion Bubba Watson. If he can pull off the win on Sunday, Spieth will become the youngest Masters Champion in the long and storied history of the tournament. Spieth was born on July 27, 1993, which would make him the only golfer to ever don a green jacket under the age of 21. The record for youngest champion is currently held by Tiger Woods at 21 years, 3 months and 14 days.

Following are the four youngest winners ever at Augusta National:

  1. Tiger Woods, 1997 (21 years, 3 months, 14 days)
  2. Seve Ballesteros, 1980 (23 years, 4 days)
  3. Jack Nicklaus, 1963 (23 years, 3 months)
  4. Byron Nelson, 1937 (24 years, 11 months)

We’re not only talking history, but the potential for Spieth to put his name in the mix among legends. No matter what happens on Sunday in Augusta, one thing’s for certain, the young Texan’s career has only just begun.