21 year old, Jordan Spieth is reminding everyone of the glory days of another young phenom, Tiger Woods. Spieth posted a record 14 under par total thru 36 holes at the season’s first major championship and is poised to win his first major championship.
The last Texan to win the Masters was Ben Crenshaw in 1995. Crenshaw missed the cut at this years Masters, his last as a competitor. Spieth left the University of Texas after his freshmen year after leading his Longhorns to the NCAA team title. Spieth has already won on tour and done so in convincing fashion earlier this year as he ran away from the field at Tiger’s event in Florida. His 36 hole total of 130 matches the lowest in major championship history.
Thru 36 holes Spieth has 15 birdies and only one bogey. What’s scary about where Spieth is after 36 holes is he hasn’t even hit it great in posting this record score. Spieth is missing shots in the right place, minimizing stress on his short game and putting. Should Spieth continue to hit it better, as he did from round 2 as compared to round 1, his first major championship victory could resemble that of Rory McIlroy at Congressional.
Spieth was in the final pairing of last year’s Masters, playing alongside eventual champion Bubba Watson. He’s seen what it takes to win at Augusta and all indications are he’s quite comfortable around the hills of Augusta National.
Woods made the cut and is 12 shots off the pace at 2 under. Other notables at 2-under include Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson. 3-time Masters Champion, Phil Mickelson sits 5 shots back at 6-under.