Jordan Spieth posted a second consecutive bogey-free round at Colonial – this one a 66, and will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Spieth, who won here in 2016, finished his second day in Fort Worth with four birdies and 14 pars to reach 11 under par.
“Yeah, putter still felt pretty good. I came out of the rain delay and I made a nice putt on 3, and really felt like I had a chance to birdie almost every hole on that front nine and even into the back nine,” said Spieth, who seeks his 13th career title, and second of the 2021 season (Valero Texas Open).
“But I wasn’t — I didn’t swing it as well. I wasn’t really completing it and it wasn’t feeling great.
“I knew I was going to kind of have to manage my way around the golf course a little bit, and fortunately did a really great job of that. It’s nice if you play a bogey-free round.
“I’m in a good spot at a familiar place, and just going to have to go check on the weather and set a goal for the weekend.”
One off the pace was Jason Kokrak, who carded a second straight 5-under 65 to sit solo second on 10 under.
“You know, ball-striking was there today,” said Kokrak. “I may be didn’t drive it quite as good as I did yesterday but irons were on top form.
“A couple miscues, one bogey. I hit the tree and got a bad lie in the bunker. It was plugged so I didn’t really have a play about there, but a nice save there, and birdied No. 4. Put myself — giving myself a lot of birdie opportunities. If I can eliminate some silly mistakes, the bogeys will vanish.
“But other than that, I’m happy the way I’m hitting the ball, getting more comfortable on the greens and just give myself as many opportunities around this golf course as I can.”
A trio consisting of Sebastian Munoz (65), Sergio Garcia (69), and Patton Kizzire (65) were T3 on 8 under par.
Charley Hoffman posted a low-round 62 and was among a group of four tied on 7 under, along with Erik Compton (68), Adam Hadwin (67), Maverick McNealy (63).
Defending champion Daniel Berger was 4-under, tied for 16th.
2021 AT&T Byron Nelson
Top-5 Leaders: Round 2
Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 2)
1. Jordan Spieth -11 (-4)
2. Jason Kokrak -10 (-5)
3. Sebastian Munoz -8 (-5)
3. Sergio Garcia -8 (-1)
3. Patton Kizzire -8 (-5)
Material from the PGA Tour Media was used to compile this report.