Former Longhorn Jordan Spieth is making his run at a second green jacket.
Spieth is now just two strokes off the lead at the 82nd Masters Tournament, going 7-under on the day through 13 holes at Augusta National Golf Club.
One of Spieth’s seven birdies thus far came on a hole that has often given him serious trouble in previous showings — the famed par-3 12th hole in the course’s famed stretch known as “Amen Corner.”
The bad memories stem primarily from the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament. Spieth led the tournament entering the same hole on Sunday that year, only to hit the ball into the water twice and ultimately lose the tournament after dominating the field up to that point. One year later in 2017, Spieth went into the creek on Sunday once again.
So this time around when Spieth cleared the water and set himself up for a rather lengthy birdie putt off the fringe of the green, he had a bit of a humorous celebration ready.
Jordan Spieth celebrates being dry at 12 after his struggles the last couple years pic.twitter.com/jlHzAz4LxF
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 8, 2018
And that’s just Jordan being Jordan.
Spieth was part of the 2012 Texas golf team that captured an NCAA championship. He turned pro later that year and went on to win his first Masters at the age of 21 in 2015.
Now, he’s right in the running to do it again.