As you’ve probably seen or heard about by now, poor Jordan Spieth had an awful back nine during the final round of the Masters on Sunday, causing him to fall from a multi-stroke lead to an eventual tie for second. The collapse was utterly stunning.
Spieth had led every round of the Masters dating back to 2015, but his plus-four on the 12th hole dug him into a trap from which he ultimately couldn’t escape. (Also, Spieth had to put the green jacket on Masters champion Danny Willett, which must have been the worst feeling.)
That type of devastating loss transcends all sports. Everybody felt that one, including Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry, who just couldn’t even when he heard Spieth hit two into the water hazard on 12.
That photo right there is universal. It’s the reaction of feeling a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror at what they had just seen and were suddenly silenced.
If there’s a silver lining to Curry’s reaction, it’s that the Warriors didn’t suffer a similar collapse Sunday against the Spurs. Now 72-9, Golden State has tied the 1995-96 Bulls for the best regular-season record in NBA history. A win over the Grizzlies Wednesday would give the Warriors the record.
(Via SB Nation)