The Masters: day two at Augusta – live updates | The Masters


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A cold start for Tiger Woods. He batters a fine drive down the middle of 14, only to duff a miserable chip 20 yards short of the green. His chip up isn’t all that, either, and two putts later he’s walking off with a bogey, slipping back to level par.

There are 27 players finishing up their opening rounds this morning. Nicolai Hojgaard is the highest up the leader board, and he’s opened with par at the par-three 16th to remain at -5. He had to work for it, though, after sending a distinctly average tee shot in to 40 feet. (Plenty of players went super-close yesterday.) He left his first putt seven feet short, but made up for it with a steely save.

The weather did a number on Augusta National yesterday morning, which is why we’re playing catch-up now. But patrons need not worry! The forecast today is for sunny and dry conditions, and we’ll be back on schedule by the end of the day. The weekend is expected to deliver perfect Masters weather: plenty of sun, with temperatures reaching as high as 27°C on Sunday. The most beautiful game’s most beautiful tournament with weather to match. Sweet iced tea all round!

Preamble

and we’re back. Twelve hours and six minutes ago, the hooter went for close of play at the end of a rain-delayed first day at Augusta National. Now all of the lads who weren’t able to finish their opening round are out again early doors; meanwhile back on the 1st tee, we’ll have the start of the second round. Friday promises to be another Homeric odyssey, but if Tiger can make it around 23 holes in 24 hours so can we, therefore we’ll be blogging ♫♪ all day looooooonng♫♪. Today’s second-round tee times can be found by perusing the far right-hand column of this, while here’s how the leader board looks going into the day …

-7: DeChambeau (F)
-6: Scheffler (F)
-5: Hojgaard (15)
-4: Willett (F), Homa (13)
-3: Fox (F), Davis (F), Hatton (14)
-2: Conners (F), An (F), Niemann (F), Zalatoris (F), Reed (14), Pavon (14), Aberg (11), Fleetwood (10)

It’s on!

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