At the end of the second round, there are five players tied for the lead, while Tiger Woods, the defending champion, marches away from the top places.
The second round of Masters It ended very early this Saturday and there are five players tied for the lead at -9 under par. Meanwhile, the defending champion Tiger Woods he headed into the weekend in 17th place with a 71-hit scorecard for -5 under par after 36 holes.
Woods he continued his round after he stayed on the 11th hole yesterday and a biridie on the 15th flag gave the reigning champion a good chance to get close to the leaders.
Meanwhile, the Spanish Jon Rahm reached the leadership in Augusta National after 36 holes by hitting 66 hits and getting -9. The second best golfer in the world sneaked to the top with a round without errors, as he did not commit any bogey in what was his second lowest round since playing for the ‘Green Jacket’, because in 2018 he hit 65 in the round three.
For his part, Bryson DeChambeau miraculously passed the cut to put himself in par after 36 holes. The American finished on Friday with +1 on the 13th hole and two birdies on the 14th and 16th gave him hope of making the cut; however, in the end he hit back-to-back bogeys on flags 17 and 18 to barely make it through the cut.
This edition of the Masters is the lowest in terms of cut, which was left in par on the field and only gave the first 50 players on the board the opportunity to move into the weekend in search of the coveted title at Augusta National.
Also, this is the first time that the three best golfers in the world, according to the Official World Golf Ranking, share the top of a round in a Major, and it is that Dustin Johnson (1st), Jon Rahm (2nd) and Justin Thomas ( 3rd) are part of the five-fold tie at the top. The other two are Abraham Ancer (21) and Cameron Smith (45).
On the other hand, big names said goodbye to Augusta this year and it is that elements of the stature of Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar, Gary Woodland, Matthew Wolff and Tyrrell Hatton did not make the cut.
Finally, Bernhard Langer went down in history as the oldest player to make the cut, achieving the feat at age 63 with a -3 under par after 36 holes. In addition, Langer competed with Gene Sarazen who was born in 1902 and and with Abel Gallegos who was born in 2002, which puts a gap of 100 years. Langer and Sarazen competed in the 1976 Open Championship, Gene’s last and Langer’s first.
Round 3 will begin at 10:30 am Augusta time. Transmission in ESPN starts at 12pm.