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Jordan Spieth surges into contention with 7-under 64 at John Deere Classic in Illinois

  • Jordan Spieth watches his approach shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Friday, July 10, 2015, in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Jordan Spieth watches his approach shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Friday, July 10, 2015, in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Daniel Summerhays hits his approach shot on the 18th fairway during the second round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Friday, July 10, 2015, in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Daniel Summerhays hits his approach shot on the 18th fairway during the second round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Friday, July 10, 2015, in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Scott Pickney watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Friday, July 10, 2015, in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Scott Pickney watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Friday, July 10, 2015, in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Spieth shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to move into contention at the John Deere Classic.

Spieth, who'll try for his third straight major title next week at the British Open, opened the tournament Thursday with a par 71.

But Spieth rallied with four birdies in six holes and an eagle on Friday to land safely above the projected cut line.

Spieth moved from back of the pack to a tie for eighth by the end of his early round, although most of the leaders had yet to finish.

Spieth's first career win came at the John Deere Classic in 2013, when he was just 19.