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Jordan Spieth eyes future battles with Rory McIlroy following US Masters victory

Crunch Sports Staff in Golf 14 Apr 2015
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Jordan Spieth says he is relishing a potential Major rivalry with world number one Rory McIlroy in the coming years after winning the 2015 US Masters.

Newly-crowned Masters champion Spieth was speaking after clinching his first Major title in style on Sunday.

The 21-year-old American finished four shots ahead of Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson on 18-under par at the Augusta National.

And Spieth now hopes to be able to challenge on a regular basis, with McIlroy the man currently at the pinnacle of the game.

"He's got four Majors, something I can only dream about," Spieth said of McIlroy.

"I look forward to getting in the heat of the moment with him a few more times in the near future."

McIlroy was pleased with how he finished off at Augusta, shooting a superb final round 66 to finish in fourth place on 12-under par.

He told reporters: "If someone had told me I would finish 12-under at the start of the week I would have taken it and sat back and seen where I finished.


"I played well and am very happy with how the weekend went and the last nine holes on Friday when I needed to make the cut. I am going to take a lot of positives."

Meanwhile, both Rose and Mickelson were content with their efforts, feeling that their totals of 14-under par would have been good enough to win at Augusta most years.

Former US Open champion Rose said: "Fourteen under round here, I'd take that every year and take my chances."

Three-time Green Jacket winner Mickelson added: "I played some great golf, but I just got outplayed. I would have taken 14-under at the start of the week and thought that would have won it."


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