Jordan Spieth supporters brought a little bit of Austin to St. Andrews, Scotland on Sunday. The former Longhorn and golf wunderkind is currently playing in the 144th British Open, the oldest major championship in professional golf.
Spieth attended the University of Texas at Austin for one full year before leaving school to start his professional career during his sophomore year.
Spieth went into the weekend looking to treat the Open as just another event, but after winning both the Master’s and the U.S. Open earlier this year, he could be on his way to a Grand Slam. He is currently 11 under par and one stroke behind leaders Paul Dunne, Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen.
The crowd at St. Andrews is certainly keeping spirits high; they sung the UT spirit song, “The Eyes of Texas” to Spieth as he walked onto No. 18 Sunday morning. You can see (and hear) Spieth’s special entrance below:
— Josh Hill (@jdavhill) July 19, 2015
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