Jordan Spieth takes five Guinness World Records

The American recorded the most birdies in Masters history in April

Jordan Spieth at the Masters. Credit: Ross Kinnaird (Getty)
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The American's stunning Masters performance has earned him a place in the new edition of the Guinness World Records book.

Jordan Spieth earned more than just the Green Jacket when he won the Masters in April.

The Texan, who finished four shots clear of Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose, has set five Guinness World Records thanks to his performance at Augusta National.

His first and second round gave a combined score of 130 and secured him his first record. He also only made one bogey throughout those rounds, coming on the par 5 15th on Thursday.

He also has the record for lowest three-round total, with a 70 on moving day giving him a pleasing 200 heading into Sunday. Three bogeys and a double were countered by seven birdies.

Finishing with a 70, he also set the joint-record for lowest 72-hole total.  He shares this with Tiger Woods, who did the same in 1997 upon securing his first major.

Spieth being presented with the Green Jacket. Credit: Jamie Squire (Getty)

Spieth being presented with the Green Jacket. Credit: Jamie Squire (Getty)

The fourth record is for his hugely impressive 28 birdies over the four rounds. Spieth had nine birdies in the first round and finished it off with six more on Sunday. Phil Mickelson previously held this record with the 25 he made in 2001.

He is also the joint-youngest winner of the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award, with Woods' 1996 win again preventing Spieth from being the sole record-holder.

Some of the other golfing records featured in the latest edition include Nicolas Colsaert's longest drive on the European Tour in September 2014. The Belgian struck a monster 447 yard drive at the Wales Open on his way to finishing T4.

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Tom Watson became the oldest golfer to break par at the Masters this year at the age of 65 years and 219 days.

Kim Hyo-Joo shot the lowest round at a major with a 61 last September. The South Korean's first round of -10 at the Evian Championship helped her see off Karrie Webb to become the LPGA Tour's third youngest major champion at 19 years old.

Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.