Masters Leaderboard 2015: Jordan Spieth, Charley Hoffman Lead Tournament

Masters leaderboard 2015 news has Jordan Spieth way out in front. A five-shot lead at the 2015 Masters golf tournament has Spieth as the favorite to win it on the final 36 holes. The closest competition he has on the Masters leaderboard comes from fellow United States golfer Charley Hoffman. Hoffman is five shots back at 9-under-par, but also two shots ahead of a group of golfers at 7-under-par.

Rounding out the top five golfers on the 2015 Masters leaderboard after two rounds are Justin Rose from England, Dustin Johnson from the U.S., and Paul Casey from England at 7-under-par. For two holes, Johnson had his score down to 8-under-par, but a bad score on 18 caused him to drop back into the three-way tie for third place. It was still a remarkable day for Johnson, as he had entered the second round at even-par. His round is only behind the opening round from Jordan Spieth (8-under-par) for the best round of the tournament.

Coming into Friday (April 10), Ernie Els and Jason Day had been tied for second place on the Masters Leaderboard. They entered the second round with scores of 5-under-par, but weren’t able to improve upon those scores in day two. Els currently sits in seventh place at 5-under-par and Day is tied for twelfth place at 3-under-par.

Other golfers worth noting on the updated Masters Leaderboard are Phil Mickelson in sixth place at 6-under-par and both Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson tied for 19th place at 2-under-par. As reported by ESPN, the 3-under 69 that Woods posted on Friday was the first Masters round he has had under 70 since 2011. He spoke about his round in detail.

“Very proud of what I’ve done, to be able to dig it out the way I have. All the hard work that Chris [Como] and I and Rob [McNamara] have been putting into it, I told you guys on Tuesday, I was at a pretty low one in my career, but to basically change an entire pattern like that and put it together and put it in a position where I can compete in a major championship like this is something I’m very proud of.”

Tiger Woods isn’t the star of this show, though, as it is Jordan Spieth putting on a show. Spieth has shot 15 birdies on the first 36 holes and one bogey from the 15th hole in round one. His first round score of 64 really set the pace for the tournament, and following it up with a 66 on the second day was equally impressive. Now, he will look to keep that spot atop the Masters Leaderboard when play begins again on Saturday (April 11).

As previously reported on the Inquisitr, Bubba Watson is the defending champion of the tournament and someone to watch closely as days three and four unfold. He is 12 shots back from Jordan Spieth, but anything can happen during a highly contested tournament like this one. One thing to keep a close eye on is whether Spieth can break the records that Tiger Woods set for lowest winning score (270) and biggest margin of victory (12 shots) back at the 1997 Masters tournament.

Tee times for Saturday (April 11) will work backward from the bottom of the players that made the cut after day two. The players at the top of the 2015 Masters Leaderboard will get the latest tee times. That includes Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson at 2:45 p.m. ET, followed by Jordan Spieth and Charley Hoffman at 2:55 p.m. ET.

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