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The Masters green jacket ceremony was unbearably awkward

Poor Jordan Spieth.

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YOU NEED TO have a heart of stone not to feel sympathy for Jordan Spieth.

Five shots up as he started into the back nine on Masters Sunday, America’s young superstar appeared to be on the cusp of his second green jacket at the age of 22.

And then disaster struck.

Spieth dropped six shots in the space of three holes, including a horror quadruple bogey at the 12th, and it opened the door for England’s Danny Willett to clinch his first Major with a brilliant 67.

A clearly disappointed Spieth asked the cameras for a bit of privacy as he went to sign his scorecard but emerged a few minutes later to give an interview to American TV, handled with incredible class and maturity.

“It was a very tough 30 minutes for me,” he said of his meltdown. “I hope I never experience it again.”

At that point, anyone could forgive Spieth for just wanting to be alone but Augusta tradition dictates that the defending champion should be the one to put the fabled green jacket on his successor.

And so we were left with the painfully awkward scenario in which Spieth, suffering through the most gut-wrenching loss of his young career, was left to present the jacket to Willett, a man revelling in a dream come true.

It couldn’t have been more awkward.

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