PGA Tour

Spieth leads Stenson by two

2014-12-06 18:35
Jordan Spieth (AFP)

Orlando - Jordan Spieth has parred the 18th hole Saturday morning to keep a two-stroke lead over Sweden's Henrik Stenson after completion of the second round of the rain-hit Hero World Challenge.

The 18-man tournament at Isleworth is the comeback event for former world number one Tiger Woods, the 14-time major champion who had not played competitively since last August's PGA Championship due to a back injury.

Spieth, a 21-year-old American coming off a victory at last week's Australian Open, reached the edge of the last green in darkness Friday and returned early Saturday to make two final putts and finish a round of five-under par 67, standing atop the leaderboard on 11-under 133.

Steve Stricker, the only other player who did not finish his second round Friday, was also on the final green.

He took a bogey to finish a round of 73 and stand 13th on 140.

Woods opened with a 77 and improved with a 70 Friday but remained last on 147 for 36 holes.

Scores after Saturday's completion of the rain-interrupted second round of the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth (USA unless noted, par 72):
133 - Jordan Spieth 66-67
135 - Henrik Stenson 67-68
136 - Patrick Reed 73-63, Justin Rose (ENG) 72-64
137 - Jimmy Walker 68-69, Bubba Watson 69-68, Rickie Fowler 67-70
138 - Jason Day (AUS) 71-67, Keegan Bradley 72-66, Chris Kirk 70-68, Zach Johnson 67-71
139 - Matt Kuchar 69-70
140 - Steve Stricker 67-73
141 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 68-73, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 68-73
142 - Hunter Mahan 71-71
145 - Billy Horschel 73-72
147 - Tiger Woods 77-70


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