The master Round 2 continued on Friday.
The action was intense as only the top 50 golfers advanced to the weekend game.
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Five-time winner Tiger Woods, who has been out of contention since his devastating car accident 14 months ago, finished Round 2 in tied 19th place with 2 over par on the day and 1 over par overall. It was a healthy drop after he finished Thursday’s Round 1 in 10th place with a score of 71-1 under par.
Sunjae Im was at the top of the leaderboard going into Round 2 after finishing 5-under on Thursday, but it was Scottie Scheffler who went into Round 3 as the solo leader after finishing 5-under that day par – which put him at 8-under par overall.
Here are the top moments from Friday’s second round (with Woods’ round at the top!).
And he’s gone!
Woods teeed off to great applause, but he fought his way out of the gate, making four bogeys and two pars through his first six holes to put himself at 4 over par for the day so far.
Back on course
Woods came in with a huge birdie to put him 3-over-par after the front nine, which was tied for 28th at the time.
back to back
Woods sank back-to-back birdies to make it 1-over par that day with four holes remaining in Round 2.
After the second round, Woods sits at 1-over and made the cut at the Masters for the 22nd straight year.
THE REST OF THE FIELD
I’m in control
The first round leader played early and was in control, playing 1-under through his first eight holes to keep the lead at 5-under.
Don’t sleep on DJ!
Dustin Johnson, who won the Masters in 2020, braced himself for a sweet birdie in 4th place to take the lead in one shot.
Skillful hit with the putter
Rory McIlroy isn’t at the top of the rankings, but maybe a nice par save like this will get him going.
Jordan Spieth – the 2015 Masters champion – came up with a perfect putt to stay in.
Exactly on the right track
Corey Conners was within reach of the lead after a great eagle in 12th place.
Morikawa takes a step
Collin Morikawa made back-to-back birdies on the turn. Will that trigger a run?
Coming for the crown
Charl Schwarzel shot to the top of the leaderboard with a strong performance on Friday with 3-under par.
Time to rebound
After a minor hiccup where he had three bogeys in six holes, Im dropped that yardie putt at No. 16 to regain some of the lead.
Windy? No problem!
The windy conditions didn’t bother Harold Varner III, who closed the lead to within one shot.
Bubba Watson came out of the pine straw with a wonderful shot to fall by the wayside in 18th place.
Danny Willett took the solo lead just after the front nine after a birdie before his three consecutive bogeys to start the back nine knocked him out of the leaderboard.
find a rhythm
Elsewhere, Shane Lowry hit a 1-under par on his first hole on the back nine with a beautiful birdie.
Back-to-back birdies at No. 7 and No. 8 gave Scheffler the lead, with Schwartzel and Im close behind.
Stewart Cink sank a hole-in-one – only the 34th in Masters history and 24th on the famous 16th – moving up 10 places.
Scheffler extended the gap to the rest of the field with another huge birdie.
what could have been
Lowry narrowly made an eagle at No. 15 but came up Just short.
Follow the leader
Scheffler pocketed another birdie in 13th place to take his score to 3-under par and 6-under par overall for the day, three shots ahead of second place at the time.
Justin Thomas landed three consecutive birdies on the back nine, increasing his total of six birdies in Round 2, which he directed into his final two holes of the day.
So Thomas jumped below the projected cut to shared 11th place.
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