Jordan Spieth is no stranger to success at Augusta National. And he had quite a bit more of it Sunday, surging to fourth on the leaderboard while tying his Masters single-round birdie record of eight.
He carded birdies on the first, second, fifth, eighth, ninth, 10th, 14th, 15th and 17th holes during his final round. That’s while also bogeying on three occasions, as he finished with a 6-under 66. Spieth shot a 7-under, 281 on the weekend.
Earlier in the weekend, Spieth fell back with a 4-over 76 on Saturday. But he quickly showed on Sunday, he was about to change that. 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 he was within striking distance of eventual winner Jon Rahm at that point.
Meanwhile, also in Big 12 news, former Oklahoma State star Victor Hovland 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 had him sitting just two shots off the lead before he eventually ended up in seventh with a 6-under, 282.
The two obviously put together very successful weekends, one featuring a record-setting performance. Spieth didn’t quite win his second green jacket, but he was solid, as was Hovland, who was seeking his fourth PGA Tour victory.