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Golf - Hot-putting Spieth in share of halfway lead at Northern Trust

Aug 25, 2017; Old Westbury, NY, USA; Jordan Spieth putts on the sixth hole during the second round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at Glen Oaks Club. Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 25, 2017; Old Westbury, NY, USA; Jordan Spieth putts on the sixth hole during the second round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at Glen Oaks Club. Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth produced another superb putting performance to surge into a tie for the second-round lead at the Northern Trust in Old Westbury, New York on Friday.

Spieth reeled off five consecutive birdies from the 10th hole on his way to a five-under-par 65 at the Glen Oaks Club.

After a bogey at the 15th hole, the British Open champion made amends by sinking a 40-footer for birdie at the 16th and finished the day at six-under 134.

Fellow Americans Dustin Johnson (69) and Rickie Fowler (66) and Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela (65) are also six-under in the first of the PGA Tour's four FedExCup playoff events.

Defending FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy is seven strokes behind after a 68.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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