Texas Ex Jordan Spieth wins Masters

Spieth

Last night, we lit the Tower orange for Texas Ex Jordan Spieth, who won the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, finishing 18-under-par. Jordan helped lead the Longhorns to the 2012 National Championship. At 21, he became the youngest to win the Masters since Tiger Woods in 1997.

It was Jordan’s third win on the PGA Tour and fifth win worldwide. He is now ranked No. 2 in the world. Jordan’s win was the first by a former Texas player in a major championship since Justin Leonard won the British Open in 1997. He is the second Texas Ex to win the Masters, joining Ben Crenshaw, who won in 1984 and 1995. And Jordan is now the fifth former Texas player to win a major championship, joining Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Justin Leonard, and Mark Brooks.

Congratulations, Jordan, and Hook ’em Horns!

Bill Powers signature

 

 

 

Photo UT Athletics

40 Hours for the Forty Acres raises more than 250% of goal

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Gage Paine, vice president for student affairs, joins student organizations in raising money and awareness on the Main Mall during a special student event Thursday.[/caption]   On Wednesday, the University launched...

New study confirms huge economic impact of UT Austin

I want to share with you the results of a here. The full, 67-page report can be viewed