Jordan Spieth chasing history, lapping Masters field

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Jordan Spieth of the U.S. walks off the 18th green at 14-under par after his second of play of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jordan Spieth of the U.S. walks off the 18th green at 14-under par after his second of play of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta

Jordan Spieth of the U.S. walks off the 18th green at 14-under par after his second of play of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

It may be time to consider Spieth-proofing Augusta National. 

Jordan Spieth, all of 21 years old, is blowing away the field at the Masters. After firing an opening-round 64 on Thursday – the lowest first round at the Masters in 19 years – he backed it up with an equally stunning 6-under 66 on Friday.

After 36 holes, Spieth is 14-under, the lowest score after two rounds in tournament history. Ray Floyd previously set the mark in 1976 with 13-under 131.

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The 21-year-old from Texas birdied five of his first 10 holes Friday sending a signal that the pace he set Thursday would not slow. He then made birdie 4 on both of the back-nine par 5s to extend his lead further. He closed with three pars to take ownership of the 36-hole Masters scoring record.

According to Wikipedia (briefly, until it was edited), Spieth has already claimed the green jacket:

That might be a bit premature, because despite Spieth's stellar start, his lead is only five strokes, as Charley Hoffman has kept pace (somewhat) with his own round of 4-under par to put him at 9-under overall.

What's next for Spieth? Perhaps Tiger Woods' overall scoring record of 18-under 270 from 1997.

If Spieth were to go wire-to-wire and claim the green, he'd be just the fifth player to ever do so (and first since Floyd in '76). He would not, however, be the youngest ever to win. Woods was a few months younger than Spieth is now when he won in 1997.

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