11 Apr 2015

Spieth sets 36 hole record at Augusta

11:32 am on 11 April 2015

Young American golfer Jordan Spieth continues to lead at the Masters at Augusta National.

The 21-year-old holds a five-shot lead after a second round of 66 got him to 14 under overall.

It's a Masters record for 36 holes.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth Photo: Photosport

Compatriot Charley Hoffman is second after a 68, and while the anonymous 38-year-old journeyman's a big five shots behind Spieth, he's two shots ahead of Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson and the Englishman Justin Rose in third place.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, has climbed up the leaderboard after opening with a one over 73 in his return to competition after a two-month absence.

The four-time champion is in a tie for 19th, 12 strokes behind Spieth. Woods shot a three under 69 - his best score at the Masters in four years.

World number one Rory McIlroy recovered with a birdie on the final hole to move level with Woods, while former Masters champion Bubba Watson's also tied with McIlroy and Woods on two under.

Australian Adam Scott's a shot further up the leaderboard alongside Jason Day, while Phil Mickelson's eight behind Spieth in outright sixth.