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Spieth fires 64, surges ahead

Los Angeles — World number one Jordan Spieth chipped in for an eagle and grabbed seven birdies in a nine-under par 64 on Friday to surge four strokes clear of the field after two rounds of the US PGA Tournament of Champions.

After another lovely day on the par-73 Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii, Masters and US Open champion Spieth had a 16-under par total of 130 and a four-shot lead over first-round leader Patrick Reed, Kevin Kisner and Argentinian Fabian Gomez.

Reed had four birdies in a four-under 69 for 134, while Kisner climbed up the leaderboard with an eight-under 65 that included an eagle and six birdies and Gomez carded a bogey-free 66 that featured seven birdies.

New Zealand’s Danny Lee was alone in fifth after a 68 for 135.

Spieth said before the tournament that he hoped 2016 would prove a continuation of a stellar 2015 campaign that saw him grab two major titles among his five wins and add a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.