Rory charges up the leaderboard as Spieth suffers rough start to second round 3 years ago

Rory charges up the leaderboard as Spieth suffers rough start to second round

Not the way the American wanted to begin his Friday.

Jordan Spieth dropped three shots on his first two holes in Augusta National on the second round of the Masters tournament.

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The American plunged to a double bogey 6 on the first hole and followed this up with a nervous dropped shot on the Par 5 second in the Georgia course.

So irresistible on the first day of this year's tournament, the Texan hit eight birdies and only dropped three shots on his way to a six under par round of 66 as he began his bid to regain the Green jacket in business-like fashion. He was the clubhouse leader by two clear shots by Thurday's end.

Augusta is an unforgiving course, however, and a player's tournament can be turned upside down in an instant. Just ask Sergio Garcia.

Spieth's early Friday yips were in stark contrast to Rory McIlroy. Despite suffering a dropped shot at the tricky first, McIlroy was back on the charge making back to back birdies on the second and third holes of his round.

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Rory went onto drop another shot on his fourth hole, which meant he dropped back to a share of the lead with American pair Spieth and Kuchar.

You can follow live updates right here from the official Masters Leaderboard.

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