Jordan Spieth Breaks Masters Mark, -14 Under Through 36
It’s Jordan Spieth’s world, the rest of us are just watching it.
Spieth set a Masters’ record on Friday, reaching the 36-hole mark at 14-under, becoming just the fourth player in Majors history to lead by five strokes after two days.
“It’s cool,” Spieth said. “Any time you can set a record here is pretty awesome. I’m very excited about today and the way I struck the ball. I struck it I thought better than yesterday. Didn’t rely on the [good] breaks as much. Very pleased.”
Spieth fired a 66 to follow up his 64 on Thursday. The only player within five strokes of him is Charley Hoffman, who shot a 68 after his Thursday 67 to sit at 9-under.
The next closest players are Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey, all tied at 7-under. Not only did Spieth have the best round on Thursday, but he tied for it on Friday with Kevin Na and Ryan Moore.
Fourteen-time winner Tiger Woods shot a 3-under 69 to end the day tied for 19th at 2-under. He’s a stroke ahead of defending champion Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy, both of whom are tied for 19th at 2-under.