Jordan Spieth Surges Clear At Augusta

Jordan Spieth is five shots clear of the field at the halfway mark of the 2015 Masters after shooting a six-under 66 in Friday’s second round at Augusta.  The American created daylight with a flawless round in which he carded six birdies without a blemish.  The 21-year old Texan leads Charley Hoffman, who shout a four-under 68 on the day, in second.

South Africa’s Ernie Els shot an even-par 72 after a fabulous first day at the famed Georgia golf course to find himself in seventh, and the best-placed South African.  Louis Oosthiuzen fired a three-under 69 to move into a tie for 12th where he is level with, among others, 2011 champion Charl Schwartzel.  2008 winner Trevor Immelman, Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer are some of the most notable names who will not be playing the weekend rounds after missing the cut.