By the numbers: Spieth sets 36-hole major record


Jordan Spieth followed up his first-round 64 at the Masters with a 6-under 66 on Friday, staying ahead of the field and setting some new major records in the process. After recording another six birdies and no bogeys in Round 2, the 21-year old sits at 14-under 130 through 36 holes at Augusta National.

That puts him in some pretty elite company historically:

• 14-under total: Lowest 36-hole score in relation to par in major championship history

• 130 aggregate is lowest 36-hole score in Masters history (previous: 131 - Raymond Floyd, in 1976)

• 130 aggregate ties lowest 36-hole total score in major championship history

Lowest aggregate 36-hole scores in major championship history:

• 130, Jordan Spieth, 2015 Masters (Finish, TBD)

• 130, Martin Kaymer, 2014 U.S. Open (won)

• 130, Brandt Snedeker, 2012 Open Championship (T-3)

• 130, Nick Faldo, 1992 Open Championship (won)

Here's how Spieth's 36-hole score stacks up to Rory McIlroy's record-setting performance at the 2011 U.S. Open, his first major championship win:

  Spieth McIlroy
Major 2015 Masters 2011 U.S. Open
Age 21 22
36-hole score         64-66 65-66
Tournament record Yes Yes
36-hole lead          Five Six
Result ? Won by eight

• Note: The fewest number of bogeys made by a Masters winner is five, done five times. Spieth has one bogey through 36 holes.

Stats provided by the Golf Channel research unit