Els: Spieth not unbeatable

Ernie Els isn’t quite ready to hand the title over to Jordan Spieth just yet, despite the American’s red-hot scoring display.

Els’ second-round 72 kept him mired on five under par on Friday. That was a full nine shots off Spieth’s incredible lead.

Dropped shots at the 10th and 11th on Amen corner proved particularly damaging, but he still finds himself firmly in the top 10 heading into the weekend.

“Jordan is playing unbelievably well and obviously we’re all watching the leaderboard,” Els said.

“But we know how far there is to go. Front runners tend to do well here, but there have been some really good comebacks, so it’s a big weekend ahead. He’s not thinking about anything right now and that’s a great place to be at.

“I’d really like to shoot two 67s and see where that leaves me. That’d make me 15 under and that’s about as good as a man can do.

“If it keeps blowing like this and the nerves get going…. I don’t want to wish badly on anyone but if he takes his foot off the gas or has a bad break here and there, it really gives you thought of catching him.”