With nine holes to play, the 22-year-old was imperious, imperturbable, and in pole position for a second straight Masters title.
In the space of 40 minutes, he looked stunned, vulnerable and alone.
Spieth’s quickfire Masters collapse — up there with some of the game’s biggest disasters — illustrated golf’s capacity to expose a player’s soul.
To rub salt into a raw wound, he had to help England’s Danny Willett into his green jacket. Twice. First at the traditional Butler Cabin ceremony and again on the lawns behind the clubhouse.
“I can’t think of anybody else who may have had a tougher ceremony to experience,” the world No. 2 told reporters…