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Texas Ex Jordan Spieth leads the Masters with record-setting 36-hole start

The former Longhorn is poised to win his first major after an incredible start in Augusta.

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Are you a golf fan?

Over the next two days, that question should be irrelevant, because all Texas Longhorns fans should pay attention to Jordan Spieth's finish at the Masters, as he's on track to earn his first major win after playing 36 holes of incredible golf.

Currently sitting with a four-stroke lead over Charley Hoffman at -14, the 21-year-old Spieth set a new 36-hole Masters scoring record on Friday after a birdie putt just barely failed to fall for him on 18. The previous two-round mark held by Raymond Floyd stood for nearly 40 years before Spieth bested Floyd's -13 by one stroke.

Playing in only his second Masters, Spieth is starting to look like one of the game's brightest young stars after leading Texas to a national championship in 2012. On the biggest stage in golf, he's managed 15 birdies and only one bogey through two rounds, demonstrating a consistency that is truly remarkable for his age.

And with a win and two second-place finishes in his last three events, he's serving notice to the sport's best players that he's here to stay.

"He keeps raising our expectations ... and he exceeds our expectations," said Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee. "This is so uncommon."

Hook 'em, Jordan. Go get yourself that green jacket.