Texas will light the tower tonight to honor former Longhorn golfer Jordan Spieth’s U.S. Open win.
Spieth won the event Sunday to earn his second straight major championship. He was victorious at the Masters in April.
He’s the first Longhorn to win consecutive majors. And he’s the only one to win two majors in the same season.
Ben Crenshaw was the first UT golfer with two major tournament wins in his career. He won two Masters. Spieth is the second Longhorn to win the U.S. Open. Tom Kite was the first.
Spieth became the youngest player to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923 and the youngest to win two career majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922.
Spieth led Texas to the 2012 NCAA team championship.
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