Jordan Spieth: 'I got more than I deserved from Open second round'

Jordan Spieth of the United States hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015
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Two-time Major winner Jordan Spieth says that he got "more than he deserved" from his second round at The Open at Royal Birkdale.

Two-time Major winner Jordan Spieth has suggested that he does not deserve to hold a two-shot lead at The Open.

On Friday, Spieth registered a second-round score of 69 to open up a clear advantage over nearest challengers Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter and Brooks Koepka.

However, the American has insisted that he was fortunate to post such a good score in testing conditions at Royal Birkdale.

The 23-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "I give myself a B grade today. I got pretty frustrated through the turn, hitting it into pot bunker after pot bunker and squeaking out pars somehow.

"I didn't get everything I could out of yesterday's round and I got more than what I deserved today."

Spieth has made the cut on each of his five appearances at The Open, with his best finish currently a share of fourth at St Andrew's in 2015.

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