From the moment a 12-year-old Jordan Spieth told his Australian coach he wanted to win the US Masters, Cameron McCormick never doubted him.
How he would spend the restless Saturday night going into the final round at Augusta when the chance finally presented itself? McCormick wasn't so sure about that.
"I don't know what Saturday night was like other than, because I was staying at the same house earlier in the week, that they were playing pool and ping pong," joked McCormick, who only returned to this year's US Masters on Sunday morning after spending the third round at home with his family for his birthday.
"There was a lot of that going on. [As a young kid] he shot some really good scores and he sat in front of me and said, 'Cam, I want to win the Masters ... that would be great'. Instantaneously he looked me dead in the eye and I believed him." Advertisement
History has Bubba Watson playing an almost flawless final 18 holes to mow Spieth down for his second green jacket, but it proved how close the latter is to emulating his idol Adam Scott in winning golf's most coveted prize.
"A great champion like Rory McIlroy, I can look at what he did when he was in his first position to win the Masters, he's obviously rebounded pretty well since then," Spieth said.
"He's the one that has set the bar for us. He's the guy that we're chasing, and in order to beat him we're going to have to work harder and that's difficult because he works extremely hard."
Articulate and a self-confessed golf history buff, it is hard to imagine Spieth is still only 21. The American spoke fondly of the Australian Open and turned the table on reporters asking precise details about the history of the tournament, despite it being his first visit Down Under.