Rory McIlroy 'relaxed' as he stays in hunt after Masters second round

With Reed threatening to run away from the field on day two at Augusta, Leishman did his best to reel in the American with a five-under-par 67 on Friday (local time).

In the foreground is Scott, who has just rolled in the most clutch of clutch putts for birdie on the last hole of the last round in the hunt for golf's holy grail.

Nearly all PGA Tour events are four day affairs, with the final two rounds designated as the championship rounds. "And I missed it in the correct spot, I thought on both par-5s, didn't get them up and down". He three-putted from long range on No. 5. Fowler also 2-under.

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After a relatively positive opening round of 73, Woods fell down the leaderboard yesterday, carding a three-over-par score of 75 to just beat the cut mark which was set at +5. "The back nine I was just making birdies and bogeys, until the 16th hole, and then 17th and 18th were bad". "Otherwise it's just short right of the green, an easy up and down from there". His second shot sailed over the green and into heavy brush. Woods missed his wedge approach left, with the ball landing on the green but rolling off down a slope to the left. He got up and down from the sand for a 6. "I believe that if I play the golf that I know how to play that I can win majors".

Henrik Stenson (14th in the world) is 5-under.

Woods hit three balls into the gallery and another into the water at Augusta National's famed, three-hole signature section.

Still, it ended up being a solid day for the golfer nicknamed "Boom Boom". The projected cutline at publication is ...

Phil Mickelson ballooned to a 79 but still made the cut on the number (149). Couples made every cut from 1982 through 2007.

Patrick Reed is halfway home to his first major championship.

Spieth had a commanding lead at the turn in 2016 before stumbling on Nos.

But it all went back to the tee box for Reed, who birdied the first hole and then did the same to the second and third.

Meanwhile Tiger Woods finished with 1-over-par for the day. Woods has only shot under once (a 68 in 2010) in the opening round at Augusta.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits off the 4th tee during second round play of the 2018 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 6, 2018. After suffering an inexplicable 13 on the 15th hole Thursday, a disaster that led to an 81, Garcia came back with a 78 Friday.

The 7,435-yard layout tormented many as confusing winds and lightning-fast greens took a toll.

It is also the first time since 1996 and 1997, when Ben Crenshaw and Nick Faldo missed cuts in consecutive years as defending champions, that it has happened twice in a row. His tee shot on the 15th was too far left, leaving trees between him and the flag.

The Masters, as the saying goes, doesn't really begin until the second nine on Sunday. It was his first triple of the tournament.

  • Leroy Wright