Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt Finish Second in Masters Debut

Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt finished tied for second in their first competitive tournament at Augusta. (Getty Images) Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt finished tied for second in their first competitive tournament at Augusta. (Getty Images)






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"We're here to play," Fowler said. "Jordan has obviously been playing well and Jonas always finds a way to play well. I know Rory came back and had a good finish too. It's always fun seeing the young guys play well. We don't want to let the older guys get too many wins."

Fowler was rooting for his good friend Watson, one of those older guys, to win on Sunday, but he is looking forward to the challenge that players like Blixt will present for the remainder of their careers.

"[Jonas] has a great short game and a great putter," Fowler said of his fellow Puma representative. "He can obviously go low. He wins tournaments with a lot of birdies. But around here he's able to chip and putt his way around and stay in a lot of rounds. It's good to see him get a good finish. He's a lot of fun to be around."
Ben Crenshaw was instrumental in both players' success. Crenshaw has served as Spieth's personal mentor of sorts in the past year, and Blixt observed the two-time Masters champ during his opening round this week.
"[Crenshaw] is not long enough anymore, but he knows where to miss it and really knows where to chip it from," Blixt said. "I mean, he's still got the short game, which is really impressive and he putts it really well. You learn something new at Augusta National every day, and every pin position is unique. It's a tough test."
Experience wins out at Augusta. Watson said he had several of the same putts Sunday afternoon as he did in his victory in 2011. Now these two former rookies can say the same.
"The only thing I'm thinking about is when I'm getting back next year," Spieth said.
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