Friday Recap at the Masters

Windy conditions continued on Friday, as only seven players finished the second round still under par. The leaderboard got a lot tighter at the top and we are headed for another great weekend at the Masters. Let’s take a closer look at Friday’s headlines.

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Rory McIlroy Back in Contention

Rory fired a 1 under 71 on Friday to move to -3 for the tournament heading into Saturday’s third round. McIlroy shot a one over 37 on the front after starting the day with birdies at the 2nd and 3rd holes, but a double bogey at the 4th and a bogey at the 5th brought him back to one over for the day. He got hot at the end of Amen corner with a birdie on 13 then birdies on 15 and 16 to cap a solid round.

Here is his birdie at the 16th:

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Jordan Spieth Has Up and Down Round

Spieth birdied two of his first three holes and it looked as if we might be in for another runaway victory similar to last year, but that would not be the case. A four putt double bogey on the 5th moved Spieth back to even par for the day and Spieth struggled to get anything going after that. Spieth struggled mightily coming in as he bogied 16 and 17, but managed to get up and down for par from the greenside bunker on 18. This was by far the most uncomfortable Spieth has looked at the Masters the last couple of years.

Bryson DeChambeau Impresses Again…Until the 18th Hole

The amateur was impressive all day as he was three under heading to the last, then trouble started. DeChambeau hooked his tee shot into an unplayable lie and had to reload and hit his third back at the tee. Then, he did it again. Another hook off of the tee and he had to take relief. He ended up making a triple bogey seven, which pushed him back to even par.    

Tom Watson’s Final Round at the Masters

Tom Watson has finished his competitive career at the Masters as he completed the second round on Friday with a total score of +8. The two time Masters Champion was greeted by Ben Crenshaw after he holed his final putt on 18.

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