Jordan Spieth’s stunning victory in the Masters at Augusta is surely going to be the first of many Major titles the 21-year-old wins during his career.
The Texan equalled Tiger Woods’ record for the lowest Masters score when posting 18-under to beat Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose by four shots, and he also became the first golfer to reach 19-under in the tournament at one stage in the final round.
Having led from start to finish, Spieth demonstrated he has the mental strength to complement his dazzling all-round game to be a multiple Major winner.
So much so, that Spieth is just 15/8 with Betfair to complete the career Grand Slam of Majors, and he is 11/4 to win another Major this year. Given that the US Open and The Open will be played before he turns 22 at the end of July, it would be some achievement for Spieth, should he win one of those two.
But would you bet against it given the form he is currently in?
Few golfers have enjoyed the sort of hot streak Spieth has been riding for the past month or so. He won the Valspar Championship and followed that up with a runners-up spot in the Texas Open. He then lost out in a play-off at the Houston Open before heading to Augusta to tear the course apart during the opening two rounds before playing solidly over the weekend to become the second youngest winner of the Masters behind Woods.
His dominant success followed an impressive debut at Augusta in 2014 when he shared the 54-hole lead with Bubba Watson and briefly held a two-shot advantage in the final round. Spieth eventually finished in a tie for second behind Watson.
The question now is whether Spieth can translate his Masters performances to the other Majors and emulate Rory McIlroy, who won The Open and the USPGA last year, and just needs the Masters to complete his own Grand Slam.
Spieth finished in a tie for 17th at the US Open last year before being in a tie for 36th at The Open. He then missed the cut at the USPGA, so there is plenty of room for improvement.
However, given the improvement Spieth has shown in the last few months, never mind the past two or three years, there is every reason to think he can add another Major before 2015 is out.
He is solid from tee to green, is deadly with the putter and looks the type of golfer who won’t get carried away by his first Major win. Woods may have shown glimpses of his old sparkle in the Masters, but Spieth demonstrated he is the future of US golf.