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Through 36 at Masters, Spieth already in elite company

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – There are still two rounds remaining in the 79th Masters and it seems like Jordan Spieth has one arm firmly planted in the green jacket. He holds a five-shot lead over Charley Hoffman, and set all sorts of records by following up a first-round 64 with a 66, good for a 14-under-par 130 total.

Spieth, 21, is in elite company. The 14 under total is the lowest 36-hole score in relation to par in major championship history, it beats the old Masters record by one shot (Raymold Floyd shot 131 in 1976) and it ties the lowest 36-hole total score in major history.

“It’s cool,” Spieth said Friday at Augusta National. “Any time you can set the record here is pretty awesome.

“Very pleased. 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.”