Prowling Tiger produces roars at Augusta as leaderboard a logjam of stars

Florence Fletcher
April 14, 2019

Mickelson said there is nothing better than being in contention on the weekend at the Masters and noted there won't be any wagering between he and Kuchar when the pair tees off at 1:45 p.m. Mickelson is known for enjoying some friendly betting on the golf course.

"It is what it is", Woods said.

His five putts made from beyond 20 feet over two days are two more than any rival.

That left him just shy of the biggest co-leader pack ever after 36 holes at the Masters, the five one more than in 2017 and 1973 - each time the eventual victor coming from the top foursome.

Day fired his way to the top only a day after battling crippling back pain at Augusta.

Tiger Woods celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 15th. Day was right behind, coping with nagging soreness in his lower back with a 67 to match the Italian.

Mickelson also seemed happy with his performance so far at the Masters, noting the he is "hitting bombs" and getting to 125.1 clubhead speed last night - something he said hasn't done in his life.

Woods was forced to lay up on the par-5 15th and gave himself a lengthy look at birdie.

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"I can't complain because she's birthed three children and I haven't, so she's a lot stronger as a person than me; I just hit a little white golf ball around a course".

"But it's on the board and I am in position and it's going to be a good weekend". "I'm in a good spot to kind of run with them".

USA left-hander Phil Mickelson, who at 48 would become the oldest major champion in golf history with a win, shot 73 in his 100th career Masters round to stand three off the lead.

"I thought it was 60 and ties and Michael told me - because I've never been anywhere near it - so Michael told me on 15 or 16, " Spieth said.

World number one Justin Rose bogeyed the final two holes to miss the cut by one shot, the first time he has made an early exit in 14 visits to Augusta National.

Justin Hading, who surged to the top of the leaderboard for much of Round 1, was still in the hunt at six-under par.

Another former victor, Chrarl Schwartzel, did not make the cut while amateur Jovan Rebula, Ernie Els' nephew, also missed the cut.

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