JUSTIN Rose was left to rue two mistakes on the front nine as Jordan Spieth claimed his first major title in record-breaking fashion in the 79th Masters.

Spieth became the first player ever to reach 19 under par at Augusta and only a bogey on the 72nd hole prevented him from adding the 72-hole scoring record to the 36 and 54-hole records he set on Friday and Saturday.

Hampshire’s Rose got within three shots of the 21-year-old three times on the front nine, but was left to rue mistakes on the eighth and ninth and a bogey on the 18th which cost him outright second – the former US Open champions finishing tied on -14 with Phil Mickelson.

“It was a great start for Jordan and myself with two birdies in the first three holes but the key moment for me was not getting up and down from right of the eighth and three-putting the ninth,” the 34-year-old said.

“Obviously it was a thrill to be out there and play in that arena. The final group on Sunday at the Masters is dream stuff and it’s stuff that I tried to really soak in. It was an incredible day out there.

“Overall, I was happy the way I stuck with it. To come here with not a lot of form so far this season, to finish tied second is obviously a good result and I feel like my season is now under way.”

Rose has led after the first round at Augusta three times and also finished fifth in 2007, and asked what he needed to do to win, added: “Just shoot 14 under again. Normally that gets it done. Only thing I had not done was put four good rounds together and I did that so le’s continue that trend.”

Spieth had finished first, second and second in his previous three events and Rose added: “Phenomenal, what a month of golf he’s had. Awesome composure; every time I thought there was a chink in the armour he would come out and hole an eight foot putt.

“It’s not an easy game. Anyone who comes out and has played at the level that he has and how consistently he’s doing it and how easy he’s making it look, yeah, absolutely I’m surprised. It really shouldn’t be that easy.

“You just need to take your hat off and marvel at it and congratulate him, because it's very impressive.”