We are watching live from Augusta National the 2021 Masters, and the biggest tournament in golf does look a bit different this year. The grandstands are gone, and there are very few patrons being allowed down Magnolia Lane.
But it’s still the same course, with fairways a mile-wide that favor the biggest bombers on tour, and greens that run like cement. We’ll bring you all the action here from Round 2.
Current Top 10 (5:05 p.m. ET)
1. Justin Rose -7 (F)
2. Will Zalatoris -6 (F)
3. Marc Leishman -5 (F)
3. Jordan Spieth -5 (F)
3. Brian Harman -5 (17)
6. Bernd Wiesberger -4 (F)
6. Tony Finau -4 (15)
6. Justin Thomas -4 (14)
6. Si Woo Kim -4 (10)
6. Cameron Champ -4 (15)
6. Hideki Matsuyama -4 (14)
Who is struggling
Si Woo Kim isn’t exactly struggling, but this isn’t likely how you want to treat your putter when you’re only three shots back at the Masters.
He’s putting with a 3-wood the rest of the way! While in contention! This is insane!
Phil Mickelson needs to start making some birdies to make the weekend. He’s at +5 with seven holes to play, which would be beyond the projected cut line as of now
He’s still leading, but Justin Rose has given back two shots on the first nine with bogeys on No. 1, 4, and 6 and a birdie at No. 2.
Bryson DeChambeau was +4 through 11, a disaster of a start for one of the favorites. He’s hard two bogeys and a double on the Par 3 4th, and then shot just even par the rest of the day. It’s hard to win the Masters if you only make one birdie.
Jason Day checked in at +5, and the former major winner will need to rally to make the weekend.
Dylan Frittelli is in the midst of a nightmare to open his tournament, with four bogeys on the first six holes. He did get back and make birdie on the Par 5 8th, but he might have played himself out of the weekend already. He finished with a +4 76.
Sandy Lyle once won one of the most dramatic Masters ever by holing out to beat Greg Norman in a playoff. He shot 81 today, as did British Amateur winner Joe Long.
Lee Westwood was a popular pick in many eyes, but he starts with a 78 and will need to go low just to play the weekend now.
It’s not a weekend day, so a run of birdies from Tony Finau makes sense. No one has ever questioned his prodigious talent or kindness as a human being, but he’s certainly not played his best when there’s pressure in his golfing career. Can he get it turned around this weekend?
What a start for Bernd Wiesberger, who was white hot early and is now -5 for the day through 12 holes. His six birdies and a bogey so far still leaves him with plenty of scoring chances on the easier holes on the way in as well.
We got an ace! Tommy Fleetwood on No. 16 jars it for the 23rd time in Masters history on the famous hole. It was the difference in his round too, as he finishes at -2.
The story so far is Justin Rose, twice a runner-up in this tournament. He’s at four under through 14 with some scoring opportunities still out there.
Looks like the often-challenging Par 5 8th is playing very reachable today in the dry, fast conditions. This is how he got atop the leaderboard.
And check out the birdie save on the Par 4.5 from Ian Poulter here.
What an incredible chip from Dustin Johnson for a birdie on the brutal No. 11.
And perhaps the craziest moment of the day, as an errant second shot for Rory McIlroy hits... his Dad! And honestly Rory doesn’t seem too upset about it either!