Jordan Spieth has produced some stunning golf to break the 36-hole Masters record.
Jordan Spieth has produced the best opening two rounds of golf in Masters history to lead the field by five strokes going into the weekend.
The 21-year-old Texan has followed up his 8-under par opening round with a remarkable bogey-free round of 6-under par 66 to break the 36-hole scoring record at Augusta National.
Spieth also ties the record for the lowest total after 36-holes in a major championship. Previous two round total scores of 130 were carded by Martin Kaymer at the 2014 US Open, Brandt Snedeker at 2012 Open Championship and Nick Faldo at the 1992 Open Championship.
“To have one bogey through 36 holes on this track means that I’m putting well and putting from short distances well,” Spieth said.
“I’ve just got to keep my head down and find greens in regulation so that I can continue to have looks. I’m getting some putts from mid‑range to go, and I don’t really need to force anything.”
Australian hopes of a second green jacket appear to be a long shot with Jason Day failing to capitalise on a good opening round.
Day overcame a bogey on the opening hole to eagle the second but some poor putting and being put on the clock for slow play saw the Queenslander finished 2-over the card and 11 shots adrift of Spieth.
Three other Australians also made the cut with Adam Scott also sitting 11 strokes behind Spieth at 3-under for the tournament. Geoff Ogilvy is at even par while John Senden carded a second round 73 to be 1-over the card.