AUGUSTA, Ga. — The last person to win a major championship after trailing by at least 10 shots after the first round was Harry Vardon. In 1898, back when he steered it around with mashies and niblicks and jiggers.
But Jordan Spieth, minus the mashie, is giving it a pretty good run.
Spieth, the 23-year-old Texan who shot 75 to open the Masters, including an ugly nine on the 15th hole, followed his 69 on Friday with a smooth 68 on Saturday to play himself to almost the very top of the leaderboard. Spieth’s five-birdie, one-bogey round left him at 4-under for the tournament. He’s two shots out of the lead held jointly by Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose.
The players ahead of Spieth on…