Spieth two behind leader Molder at weather-hit Colonial

Fri May 27, 2016 10:28pm EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth made light work of the “Horrible Horseshoe” to surge into contention after his second round of the weather-hit Colonial tournament in Texas on Friday.

Bryce Molder tops the leaderboard at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth on nine-under after 15 holes of his second round, a stroke ahead of Webb Simpson (67).

Spieth shot a 66 to post a seven-under-par 133 halfway total and is tied for third at seven-under with Patrick Reed, who played just eight holes on Friday.

Half the field did not complete the second round due to a five-hour morning thunderstorm delay, with some managing only six holes.

Spieth, who started at the 10th, picked up four shots in five holes after the turn, including birdies at the difficult fourth and fifth.

"That was a big back nine to climb back into contention. I was very pleased with that run there,” Spieth told Golf Channel.

The world number two added that he was shaping 90 percent of his shots with a draw, moving the ball from right to left, to increase his “comfort level”.

“That’s important for me right now, to know where the ball is going to start and if it’s going to move one direction.”

In his third tournament since he frittered away the Masters with a quadruple bogey at the 12th hole during the final round, Spieth sounded upbeat with the U.S. Open three weeks away.   Continued...

 
May 27, 2016; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Jordan Spieth hits a tee shot on the 8th hole during the second round of the 2016 Dean & Deluca Invitational. at Colonial Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports