Ordan Spieth is decided not to get carried away by his record breaking first 36 holes in the Masters at Augusta.
Spieth missed an eight-foot birdie putt at the 18th but finished a second-round 66, his halfway score of 130 one stroke much better in relation to the last mark set by Raymond Floyd 39 years past.
The 21-year old, who finished this past year, tied for second on his Masters debut, took little time -stroke lead he held immediately, taking advantage of the par-five second to go to nine under.
Further birdies followed at the fifth and eighth, and anyone expecting his grading might delay on the back nine were disappointed.
Spieth and he birdied the 10th and the 15th he was ahead of Floyd’s 1976 speed, respectively.
It seemed as if he’d make it to 15 under at the last but, after a great approach, a rare off line putt slipped past the left border and he had to be pleased with a six under 66 – good enough for a four-shot lead in the time.
“As far as history and what happened the last couple days, does not mean anything unless I can close it out,” Spieth said. “I do not need to go in as the 36-hole finest record, but somebody who did not win.”
I coming to a location that I adore and have been on my match. It is particular to be here and simply be out front in the tournament.
“Any time you’ll be able to establish a record here is really amazing. I am extremely excited today about how I played.
“I simply need to maintain my head down, establish a target for myself. It is certainly going to be challenging and I’m really going to need to be conscious of that and be fine with two or a bogey.
“The most difficult thing to do is put aside needing to win so bad, and only letting my ball hitting and putting occur. I had an opportunity to win last year on Sunday and got off to an excellent beginning. I had like to get that same chance this year.
“This is just the halfway stage and I am conscious of that. Not going to get ahead of myself. Iwill try to remain in the second and very patient these last two days and comprehend it is going to feel like a whole other tournament.”
Charley Hoffman was his closest pursuer on nine under, together with the remaining portion of the field languishing much more and nine strokes Ernie Els, off the tempo having set the early clubhouse lead on five under after a 72.
Hoffman had a purple patch in the conclusion of Amen Corner, with birdies at the 12th and 13th, and he went to 10-under with another birdie at 14, however a poor drive at the final cost him a bogey and made him five off the pace.