Jordan Spieth hangs onto his lead, by one shot over Rory McIlroy, at The Masters on a very difficult day at Augusta.
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For a while t looked liked Jordan would run away with the second round, leading at one point by five shots. After carding a second+2 over par 74 he finished the day with just a one shot advantage at -4 under par.
Talking about tomorrows final pairing with Rory, Jordan said;
“There’s the potential tomorrow for someone to shoot a few under and move up into the lead from outside the top 25.”
“I mean, there’s a potential for that with what I saw on the last six holes today, the way the course was playing.”
“So I don’t think either one of us is focused on each other. I think we’re focused on the golf course.”
“Sure, it’s exciting to play with Rory. I enjoy it. He’s a great player and a lot of fun to be around. So I think we’ll just leave it at that and not think much more of it.”
“I’d rather be playing with someone less threatening to be honest. He’s certainly proven himself in majors.”
Rory, who was the only player in the top three under par today, =1 under 71, was very upbeat about the results today;
“I’ve been concentrating on myself out there, because if you start to think about anyone else; I’ve only got the mental capacity to focus on me right now and especially how tough it is out there.”
“Yeah, it would be great for the tournament and create a lot of buzz, but at the same time, I just need to focus on myself and make sure that I play another solid round of golf.”
Danny Lee, +2 over 74, from New Zealand, and Scott Piercy, even par 72 today, share third place at -2 under par.
Søren Kjeldsen, +2 over 74, Hideki Matsuyama, even par 72 and Brandt Snedeker, even par 72 today, are the only other players under par for the tournament, they are a further shot back at -1 under par.
World number one Jason Day shot +1 over par 73 in the second round, to be on that total for the tournament, at T15.
If anyone goes under par tomorrow, they must be considered the favorite to win the Title.
Among those missing the cut the were Phil Mickelson, +7 over 79 today, Zach Johnson +8 over 80, and Rickie Fowler +1 over 73, and poor old Ernie Els, who never recovered from carding 9 on his opening hole of the tournament,