Marc Leishman is leading by one shot after two rounds at the Byron Nelson.
Marc Leishman is leading by one shot after two rounds at the Byron Nelson.

Leishman breaks 36-hole record set by Tiger

AUSSIE star Leishman followed the best round of his PGA Tour career with a five-under 66 at the AT&T Byron Nelson, breaking the 36-hole tournament record previously shared by Tiger Woods.

The 34-year-old is on 15-under 127 and holds a one-stroke lead over Aaron Wise, a 21-year-old rookie.

Wise shot a bogey-free 63 at the new links-style Trinity Forest course.

Hometown star Jordan Spieth matched Leishman's 66 to remain eight shots back.

Leishman opened with a 61 in Trinity Forest's debut, after the Nelson spent 35 years at the TPC Four Seasons.

The Australian found the links-style course much to his liking.

"I enjoy this type of golf the world No.16 told reporters.

"It reminds me of back in Australia. I like how the ball is running out on the fairways. I'm reading the greens well and I'm hitting the ball well.

Leishman said there was a big difference in him shooting a four-over 76 in the final round of last week's Players Championship and his play in Dallas.

"My speed has been really great," he told the Golf Channel.

"Last week at The Players I hit a of good putts that lipped out, and this week they're going in."

The par-70 course in suburban Irving is where Woods twice shot the previous record of 12-under 128, along with four others. Wise, on 14 under, matched the 128.

Brian Gay tied the best round of his tour career with a 62 to be two shots behind Leishman at 13 under.

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