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Masters champion Spieth back in contention after a 9-under 62 at the RBC Heritage

  • Jordan Spieth, right, talks with his caddie, Michael Greller, on the 17th tee during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jordan Spieth, right, talks with his caddie, Michael Greller, on the 17th tee during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth watches his drive off the 17th tee during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jordan Spieth watches his drive off the 17th tee during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth waits for his turn to putt on the 17th green during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jordan Spieth waits for his turn to putt on the 17th green during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Masters champion Jordan Spieth fixed his game in a hurry. He shot a 9-under 62 Friday to get back in contention at the RBC Heritage.

He had opened with a 3-over 74 in the first round but recovered with the second-lowest round ever at Harbour Town Golf Links. He was one shy of the record 61 by David Frost in 1994.

Spieth's nine-birdie, no-bogey performance moved him from tied for 94th and outside the cut line this morning to tied for fifth and three shots behind leader Matt Kuchar. More than half the field was still on the course.

Spieth said he retooled his game at practice Friday. He came to Sea Pines Resort after his extraordinary week at Augusta National and a two-day celebratory tour in New York.