Australian and half Filipino, Jason Day, carded a 4-under-par, 68 round 2 score to put him 1 shot in the lead (-6 overall) over going into the weekend.
Freddie Couples, who currently sits T-2nd with Leishman at 5-under-par overall, could become the oldest player ever to win the Masters at age 53.
Tiger Woods had an up and down round, going 3-under-par on the front-nine. Tiger was in control, rattling off five straight pars on the back nine until a dead straight 87-yard approach shot on the 15th hole ricocheted off the bottom of the pin and rolled back into the water. Woods would go on to bogey that hole as well as the 18th to finish 1-under for the day and T-7th, 3-under-par going into the third round.
2012 Masters’ Champion, Bubba Watson, was also erratic making 7-birdies, 6 bogeys and a double bogey on the 11th to finish T-55th with a 4-over-par overall score and just barely squeezing in under the cut.
Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old from China, became the youngest player to make a Masters cut. He shot 74 but was assessed a one-shot penalty for slow play on the back nine to tie Watson’s score of 4-over-par overall. According to the Golf Channel:
John Paramor, a European Tour official working the Masters, said he talked to Guan four times about slow play before the penalty was assessed. He first informed Guan and his playing partners that they were out of position at the 10th hole. He spoke to Guan again at the 12th tee and gave Guan his first warning for slow play after Guan hit his second shot at the 13th. At the 17th tee, Paramor spoke to Guan yet again. After Guan exceeded the 40-second time limit hitting his second shot at the 17th, Paramor informed Guan beside the 17th green that he was being assessed the penalty stroke.
It is believed this is the first slow-play penalty issued in Masters history. The penalty is sickening and may have costed the 14-year-old a change to play this weekend. Respect to Guan who kept his composure to par the 18th.
Overall, 61 Players made the cut including, Jim Furyk, Snedeker and Adam Scott who are all T-5th, Justin Rose (my pick to win the Masters) who’s T-7th, McIlroy (T-14), Luke Donald (T-20), Rickie Fowler (T-27), deer-antler doper Vijay Singh (T-37), and Mickelson (T-48).
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