Biggest Comebacks in Masters History: Where Would Jordan Spieth Rank?

Jordan Spieth is making an attempt to complete the largest comeback in Masters history. Spieth was nine strokes behind leader Patrick Reed entering the final round of the 2018 tournament. Spieth’s comeback would best Jack Burke Jr., who was eight strokes behind entering the final round of the Masters in 1956.

Spieth’s comeback would fall short of the biggest in any major. Paul Lawrie stormed back from a 10-stroke deficit at the 1999 Open Championship to defeat Jean van de Velde and Justin Leonard.

Here are the largest comebacks in Masters history:

1. Jack Burke, 8 Strokes


2. Gary Player, 7 Strokes


3. Nick Faldo, 6 Strokes


4. Art Wall, 6 Strokes


5. Fuzzy Zoeller, 6 Strokes


6. Charl Schwartzel, 4 Strokes


7. Jimmy Demaret, 4 Strokes

Source: Heavy Sports