This Isn’t the First Time Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy Have Faced Off

April 9, 2016

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will be paired in the final twosome for the third round of the Masters on Saturday.

Ranked second and third in the world, respectively, they have also won four of the last six major championships, dating back to McIlroy’s victory at the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool.

They arrived in the final group in drastically different ways. Spieth had a four shot lead after 18 holes but stumbled down the stretch on Friday en route to a second-round 74, while McIlroy made several key back-nine birdies to pull within a shot of Spieth’s lead.

The two have a history at Augusta National. They were also paired together for the first two rounds in 2014. Here’s how those two top talents fared head to head.

Stats Spieth McIlroy
Scores 70-71 71-77
Eagles 1 0
Birdies 6 6
Bogeys 5 6
Doubles 0 2
Fairways Hit 22 of 28 18 of 28
Greens Hit 28 of 36 28 of 36
Putts 62 65
Finish T2 T8