Willett leads Masters following staggering Spieth meltdown


There was sensational drama at Augusta on Sunday as Jordan Spieth spectacularly lost his way with the Masters seemingly within his grasp.

A run of four successive birdies put the reigning champion five strokes clear of nearest rival Danny Willett with nine holes to play and firmly on track for a second successive wire-to-wire win.

However, Spieth bogeyed the 10th and 11th as Willett picked up shots on 13 and 14. And an even bigger plot twist was to come.

Spieth found water not once but twice at the short 12th on his way to a horrendous quadruple-bogey seven.

That dropped the 22-year-old back to one under for the tournament and, having been five ahead, he was suddenly three behind Willett, who had three holes to play.

Willett's playing partner, Lee Westwood, was up to second at three under following a chip-in for eagle at 15, while Dustin Johnson held third at two under.