AUGUSTA, Ga. (Sporting Alert) – Jordan Spieth continues his impressive form at the 79th Masters Tournament at Augusta National on Friday.
Spieth, who dominated the opening round on Thursday, returned on Friday in the second round to fire 6-under-par 66 to break the 39 year-old record of Raymond Floyd for fewest shots through 36 holes at the Masters.
The 21-year-old American, who found 13 greens from 18 on Friday, ended the day with an outstanding 14-under, five clear of the travelers at the halfway mark.
According to the Westgate LV Superbook, Spieth is now listed as the 5/9 favorite to continue dominating the field and grab his first green jacket.
“Any time you can set a record here is pretty awesome,” Spieth told reporters after the second round contest.
“I’m very excited about today and the way I struck the ball. I struck it, I thought, better than yesterday. I didn’t rely on the (good) breaks as much.
“To have one bogey through 36 holes on this track means that I’m putting well and putting from short distances well.
“I’ve just got to keep my head down and find greens in regulation so that I can continue to have looks.”
Charley Hoffman of USA sits second on 9-under, with England’s Justin Rose and Paul Casey for tied third on 7-under.
Former World No. 1 and four-time winner Tiger Woods went two-under 69 in the second round on Friday to end on 2-under heading into the weekend.
The American was breaking 70 at Augusta for the first time in four years.
World number one Rory McIlroy, in the meantime, finds himself in a tie in a tie for 19th on two-under after surviving to make the cut when he shot 71.
The Top 10 after Day 2 at the Masters
1) Jordan Spieth -14
2) Charley Hoffman -9
T3) Justin Rose -7
T3) Dustin Johnson -7
T3) Paul Casey -7
6) Phil Mickelson -6
7) Ernie Els -5
T8) Kevin Na -4
T8) Kevin Streelman -4
T8) Bill Haas -4
T8) Ryan Moore -4
T19) Tiger Woods -2
T19) Rory McIlroy -2