There has been a lot already said about Jordan Spieth’s remarkable final round at the 2014 Australian Open, and now Rory McIlroy has weighed in on the discussion.
In tough, windy conditions at The Australian Golf Club, Spieth carded a bogey-free 8-under 63 to not only set the new course record but win the Australian Open by six shots.
After a tight tournament for the first three rounds of the tournament, most golf experts were assuming it would also be a tight finish, a playoff perhaps. And no one predicted a blow-out final round that saw Spieth cruise home unchallenged on the back nine.
Spieth incredible round has been lauded as the greatest round at an Australian Open by Mike Clayton. And while that is high praise indeed, the highest praise has come from fellow competitor and world number one Rory McIlroy who posted this to Twitter soon after Spieth’s victory was complete:
You could give me another 100 rounds today at The Australian and I wouldn’t sniff 63…. Well done @JordanSpieth very impressive!
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) November 30, 2014
It wasn’t exactly the greatest golf we’ve ever seen from McIlroy this week – and it has led some of us to ask: Why didn’t Rory McIlroy win the Australian Open?
But it is a sign of just how good Spieth’s round was and one that we will never forget.