Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and their two different Augusta Nationals

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — They have so little in common, other than they’re both chasing greatness. One grew up in Northern Ireland and launches his driver like it’s a bazooka. The other was raised in Texas and wields his putter like it’s his Excalibur. One is a front-runner, the other a magician. They are friendly but not exactly friends. They are, by almost every measure, the two most important and accomplished players of their generation.

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth both had a chance on Sunday to win the Masters, the tournament they each covet the most, and neither did. They had to watch as Patrick Reed — a man who can’t quite match their talent but makes up for it in bravado — went home wearing green.

But the way each of them pursued Reed throughout the day says a lot about their respective relationship with Augusta National. Each has been haunted by a final collapse here; McIlroy in 2011, Spieth in 2016. But Spieth’s 64 on Sunday felt like an exorcism,

Article source: http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/23084137/masters-2018-rory-mcilroy-jordan-spieth-two-different-feelings-comes-augusta-national

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