Scottie Scheffler (-3, 65) and Jordan Spieth (-2, 67) moved into contention at the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday with strong second rounds at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX.

Both metroplex residents are hungry for home cooking, for vastly different reasons.

Earlier this month, Spieth admitted his game needed a “reset”. He downplayed his own career Grand Slam chances heading into the PGA Championship at Valhalla, where he finished T43. Spieth has three top-10s in 2024 — none since the Valero Texas Open (T9) in April. He's battling a wrist injury.

After shooting a meh 1-over 71 in the opening round, Spieth — the 2016 champion at Colonial — tore up his first nine on Friday. He fired a 5-under 30, largely thanks to a hot putter. He birdied five of the first six holes, sinking putts of 24 feet (par-4 10th) and 40 feet (par-4 12th).

He cooled off, posting a 2-over over his last 12 holes. Still, he's firmly in the mix for his first win on the PGA Tour since 2022 RBC Heritage, almost exactly three years ago.

Meanwhile, life-altering off-course developments still appear to be the only thing to throw off Scheffler's golf — and only slightly.

The new dad entered Colonial having won four of his last six PGA Tour starts, with the exceptions being a runner-up (Houston Open) and T8 at the PGA, despite getting arrested before his second round. We might be talking Grand Slam if not for a moving day 73.

About two hours before Scheffler's Round 1 at Colonial got underway, the Louisville Metro Police Department announced that the arresting offer, Detective Bryan Gillis, was internally disciplined for not having his bodycam turned on. The LMPD released two videos of the ordeal, which appear to dispute Gillis' police report. The charges, including second-degree felony assault, were not dropped. (Scheffler has not spoken to the media. His attorney said the developments do not impact their approach. Also on Thursday, Scheffler committed to the Memorial, which begins on June 6, three days after his arraignment.)

Scheffler's rickety first round at the Charles Schwab included his first triple-bogey of 2024. The 2-over 72 was arguably his worst round on the PGA Tour since August.

The 27-year-old bounced back on Friday. Scheffler moseyed to a bogey-free 5-under — his 36th round of 65 or better on the PGA Tour since 2021, per the Athletic. Starting on the back nine, Scheffler shook off early frustration with four straight birdies, beginning on the par-4 18th.

He finished things off with a recognizable chip-in to save par on No. 9.

Davis Riley (-10, 64), Hayden Buckley (-8, 65), Pierceson Coody (-8, 65), Sungjae Im (-6, 64), and Keegan Bradley (-6, 66) comprise the top five.

Despite trailing by seven strokes, Scheffler is the co-favorite (+500 on FanDuel) to win the golf tournament.