After shooting a blistering eight-under opening round at Augusta National, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth set a 36-hole record at the Masters by reaching 14-under at the midway point of the tournament.
This run by Spieth is not a complete surprise. Last year, Spieth briefly took the lead at the Masters after one brilliant 26-hole stretch in which he shot 6-under.
Of course, we have seen this kind of sustained dominance by a young player at the Masters before. In 1997, Tiger Woods won his first Masters as a pro with a score of 18-under and had a total score of 19-under after his first six rounds. Spieth’s total score after his first six rounds at the Masters as a pro? You guessed it, 19-under.
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