MOC Floyd Valley and Northwestern Grad on the bag for Spieth at Augusta

golf picNorthwest Iowa – Jordan Spieth bogeyed the final hole on Sunday, but the only thing it cost him was a Masters record.

Spieth closed with a 2-under 70 to win the Masters by four strokes. The win was his first major championship title.

The 21-year-old Texan was the first to reach 19-under par at the Masters with a birdie at the 15th, but his bogey at the 18th left him at 18-under-par 270, which tied him with Tiger Woods for low 72-hole score in tournament history.

On the bag for Spieth at the Masters was a caddie with very local ties. Michael Greller is an MOC Floyd Valley High School and Northwestern College graduate.

A Michigan native, Greller moved to Orange City in 1992 when his father, John Greller became vice president of development at Northwestern. Greller graduated from MOC-Floyd Valley in 1996 and Northwestern in 2000, earning a bachelor’s degree in business.

Greller was the No. 2 player for Northwestern College on teams coached by Dave Mulder and Mark Bloemendaal.

Through his ties in golf, Greller would eventually walk away from a 10-year teaching career to become a caddie and that’s how he found himself in the midst of a record performace at Augusta on Sunday afternoon.

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