As Longhorns, we all love to follow our alma mater, the Jordan Spieth.
You would think the crowd feels the same, as every time Spieth swings his club at this year’s 2016 Masters the crowd gets unusually silent. Maybe they’re feeling the pressure too – Spieth has held first place for 7 straight rounds dating back to last year’s tournament. He won the 2015 Masters and winning the 2 Masters in a row would be a momentous moment. One that Spieth would love to be a part of. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the cards for Spieth, although he did play well.
It is important to remember that Spieth isn’t out there alone. There’s Rory McIlroy – an amazing golfer right up there with Spieth. And it’s hard to forget Jason Day – ranked #1 in world. Going into the last day, you’ve got a 2:45 pm leaderboard that reads: 1. J. Spieth 2. S. Kaufman. Smylie Kaufman. You’re not the only one wondering who this kid is.
At 24, he is a force to be reckoned with. This is his first Masters appearance, and he has only appeared in one other major championship. So who is this kid and how did he become the golfer keeping Spieth in check at the Masters? By playing Tigers Woods’ video game he claims. Wow.
Play seemed straightforward until the back nine, then everything changed. Spieth lost his lead, becoming great friends with large bodies of water. Spieth took second while Danny Willet of England became the 2016 Masters champion. What a turnout. Hats off to you, Willet.