Jordan Spieth is no stranger to the Butler Cabin at Augusta. Viktor Hovland is no stranger to wins on the PGA Tour. And Sunday, both are high up on the leaderboard at The Masters in Augusta, Ga.
Spieth, who fell back with a 4-over 76 on Saturday, surged back into the Top 10 with his strong showing in the final round. Through 12 holes, the former Texas Longhorns star was sitting at a 4-under, 43. That bumped him up to a tie for sixth at 5-under on the weekend. And that’s only five shots off the lead, with Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka at 10-under.
Meanwhile, Hovland is even closer to the lead. The former Oklahoma State star dropped a 7-under, 65 to open the weekend, putting himself in prime position from the get-go. He shot 1-under the following two days, and now he’s been a model of consistency Sunday. His even par through the first five holes has him sitting just two shots off the lead.
If Spieth were to somehow come back and win, it would be the second time he’s put on the green jacket. He also did so back in 2015 when he shot an incredible 18-under 270.
Hovland grabbing the victory would make for his eighth total win and fourth on the PGA Tour. But given the prestige, this one would obviously hit a little bit differently.
We’ll see how the rest of the tournament goes. But these two are representing the Big 12 in a big way.