Tracker: Kaymer leads Spieth by 1 at Players

Martin Kaymer during Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
Martin Kaymer during Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. ( Getty Images )

Friday, May 9, 2014

Martin Kaymer held onto his lead Friday at the Players Championship.

Kaymer fired a 3-under 69 in the second round at TPC Sawgrass' Players Stadium Course to move to 12 under. He leads Jordan Spieth by a shot after Spieth posted an afternoon 66 while Russell Henley is third at 8 under.

Further down the leaderboard, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott made the cut on the number while Phil Mickelson was among those who failed to make the weekend.

Here's how it all unfolded:

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Update #25: 6:38 p.m. ET

Jordan Spieth makes par at the par-4 18th to cap a 6-under 66. He'll enter Saturday one off the lead at 11 under.

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Update #24: 6:18 p.m. ET

Jordan Spieth enters the 18th at 11 under overall and 6 under on his round today. He safely found the green at the par-3 17th's island green, about 30 feet from the hole, and two-putted for par. Spieth needs a birdie at his final hole of the day to tie Martin Kaymer for the lead.

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Update #23: 6:02 p.m. ET

The projected cut is now even par with 83 players currently projected to make the weekend. That also means that as of right now, players at even par who are already finished with their second rounds, including Adam Scott and Brandt Snedeker, are safe.

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Update #22: 5:24 p.m. ET

Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 13 and 14 have moved Jordan Spieth to 11 under, one shot back of clubhouse leader Martin Kaymer.

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Update #21: 4:54 p.m. ET

The projected cut line is currently 1 under with 72 players inside of that number at the moment. Among those at 1 under:

  • Rickie Fowler, even-par 72
  • Ian Poulter, 69
  • Jimmy Walker, 68
  • Jason Dufner, 2 over thru 13
  • Luke Donald, 2 under thru 13
  • Billy Horschel, 1 under thru 12

Among those at even par:

  • Adam Scott, 5-under 67
  • Brandt Snedeker, 69

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Update #20: 4:41 p.m. ET

Jordan Spieth has to lay up at the par-5 11th, but still comes away with birdie to move to 9 under. He's now three shots back of leader Martin Kaymer.

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Update #19: 4:06 p.m. ET

Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot way right at the par-3 eighth, but manages to get up-and-down for par and remain at 4 under overall.

Johnson is making just his third start since tying for fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in early March. He has a withdrawal and a missed cut in his last two starts, respectively.

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Update #18: 3:58 p.m. ET

Jordan Spieth makes the turn in solo second at 8 under. Spieth was 3 under on the front nine. His last birdie came at the par-4 seventh when he made a birdie putt from just inside of 10 feet. At the par-5 ninth, Spieth was short of the green in three, but got up-and-down to save par.

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Update #17: 3:11 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy has made three consecutive bogeys on Nos. 3-5 to fall to 3 over for the day and 1 over for the tournament.

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Update #16: 2:51 p.m. ET

Jordan Spieth with a laser approach shot at the par-4 fourth and he taps in for birdie to put him back into a tie for second with Russell Henley at 7 under.

Check it out:

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Update #15: 2:32 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy – playing in a group with Justin Rose and Harris English – bogeyed the par-3 third at TPC Sawgrass to drop to 1 under par for the tournament. Currently, the cut line is at even par.

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Update #14: 2:06 p.m. ET

While Russell Henley's bogey at the par-5 11th dropped him to 6 under, Jordan Spieth birdied his second hole, the par-5 second, to move into a tie for second at 6 under.

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Update #13: 1:57 p.m. ET

Russell Henley started the day in solo second place, but is now tied for the second at 6 under after a bogey at his second hole, the par-5 11th.

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Update #12: 1:37 p.m. ET

See some highlights of Martin Kaymer's second round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. He finished with a 3-under 69:

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Update #11: 1:28 p.m. ET

The group of Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Steve Stricker are done for the day.

Stricker was the low man from this threesome. He finished with rounds of 70-71 for a 3 under total. Fowler finished at 1 under for the tournament and it looks like he'll be inside the cut line, but Scott will need some help. He shot 77-67 to finish at even par. Scott needed to finish T-16 or better to take over the Official World Golf Ranking No. 1 spot.

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Update #10: 1:08 p.m. ET

Tim Clark, 2010 Players Championship champion, shot a second round 81, which included a bogey, double-bogey and quadruple bogey on TPC Sawgrass' closing holes – Nos. 16-18. Clark shot a 1-under 71 in the first round.

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Update #9: 12:33 p.m. ET

First round leader Martin Kaymer followed his opening round with a 3-under 69 Friday at TPC Sawgrass. His round consisted of five birdies and two bogeys. He also birdied the 17th hole for the second consecutive day. He currently holds a five-shot lead over Russell Henley, who is set to tee off in less than an hour.

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Update #8: 12:23 p.m. ET

Brian Davis and Jamie Donaldson, two players above the cutline, shot the low round of the day so far with 5-under 67s. Davis finishes his two rounds with a 5-under 139 total and Donaldson with 3-under 141.

Davis had five birdies, a double bogey and an eagle in his second round. Check out his tee shot on the 17th hole:

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Update #7: 12:09 p.m. ET

Kevin Chappell bogeyed the 18th hole for a 31 on the back nine – his front nine – but has birdied Nos. 1 and 2 to get to 7 under on the day and into a tie for second with Russell Henley at 7 under. Henley doesn't tee off until 1:18 p.m. ET. Chappell is now four shots back of Martin Kaymer.

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Update #6: 11:58 a.m. ET

Steven Bowditch was 4 under through 13 holes Friday, but a triple bogey 7 derailed the first-time winner at the Valero Texas Open. He drops to 1 under for the tournament and is currently right on the cut-line.

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Update #5: 11:16 a.m. ET

Kevin Chappell is 6 under through eight holes this morning on the back nine at TPC Sawgrass, including birdie-eagle-birdie on Nos. 15-17. The UCLA graduate will need to birdie 18 – his ninth hole – to shoot 29 as Martin Kaymer did Thursday, but his was on the front nine. Chappell is currently T-3 at 6 under for the tournament.

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Update #4: 10:46 a.m. ET

Jim Furyk made back-to-back birdies on the Nos. 16 and 17 at TPC Sawgrass to get to 3 under for the day. Furyk, who finished as the runner-up at the Wells Fargo Championship last week, is now 5 under for the tournament. He is looking for his first win since he had three victories in 2010.

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Update #3: 10:24 a.m. ET

Jamie Donaldson has moved up 47 spots on the leaderboard with his play on Friday. The Welshman has made five birdies and two bogeys on his day, but is currently 1 under for the tournament and 3 under on the day through 11 holes.

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Update #2: 9:58 a.m. ET

After a 77 in the opening round Thursday, Official World Golf Ranking's No. 2 Adam Scott is 3 under through his first six holes. If he finishes T-16 or better at TPC Sawgrass, Scott would take over world No. 1.

But DYK? Adam Scott is No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Pro Rankings. See the full rankings here.

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Update #1: 9:45 a.m. ET

In this week's 'fifth major', Angel Cabrera is undoubtedly tearing up the course early in the second round of the Players Championship. He is 3 under through six holes (he started on the back nine) and has moved to T-4 (5 under) at TPC Sawgrass.

First-round leader Martin Kaymer made his first bogey of the tournament on the par-4 seventh, but after he made a long birdie putt on No. 3. He's even par for the day and remains at 9 under for the tournament after tying the course-record Thursday with a 63.

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