Friday, April 6, 2012
It's the second round of the tournament, and the weather could not be any more different than it was on Monday.
On the first day of the practice rounds, patrons and golfers alike battled 90-degree temperatures and an unsympathetic sun. Today, however, the sun is completely hidden and with the wind, it's definitely a little chilly.
With the weather, the course is damper than usual -- thanks to the big rains earlier this week -- but play is continuing as normal.
Lee Westwood ended the opening round by shooting a 5-under 67. Will he stay in the lead? It's hard to tell at this point since most of the golfers haven't teed off yet. Some of the big favorites, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, didn't fare so hot yesterday, shooting an even-par 72 and a 1-under 71 respectively.
The question remains: Who will rise to the top today? Only time will tell.
To keep up with the the tournament leader board, visit Masters.com here.
I've only been outside for over an hour and a half and it is pretty chilly.
Patrons are bundled up, lining the sides of the fairways so they don't miss their favorite players.
This patron fashioned her Masters blanket into a skirt.
A look down the first hole:
Randal Lewis practices putting before teeing off.
Jose Olazabal warms up before teeing off around 11:10 a.m.
Lewis takes a few practice swings as patrons look on.
The clubhouse, while usually packed with patrons and members, was a little deserted this morning.
Meanwhile, members of the media are taking it all in inside the large media center room, which has its own scoreboard that is updated by staff members.
The second round is almost over and luckily the weather started to cooperate this afternoon! Although it is still a little breezy outside, it is nice and sunny out. Perfect golf weather.
Tiger Woods teed off around 1:45 p.m. He was in the second-to-last group. Patrons lined up and down the fairway to get a glimpse of the golfing legend.
Lee Westwood on the 18th hole.
Fred Couples received a standing ovation after finishing the 18th hole.
Sergio Garcia bogeys on the 18th hole.
Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Angel Cabrera on the 18th hole.
The crowd starts to gather to see the trio.
Bubba takes on the 18th hole.
Rory, Cabrera and Bubba on the 18th hole.
Bubba and Rory on the 18th hole.
Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan and Peter Hanson were on the 18th after Rory, Cabrera and Bubba.
Patrons swarm the 18th hole to get a glimpse of Mickelson.
Mickelson makes a birdie on the 18th hole. He shot a 68 today.
Patrons enjoying their day at the course.
Right now, Jason Dufner and Fred Couples are in the lead after shooting 139 for the first two rounds, but they've still got some competition. Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen are only a stroke behind.
We've still got 10 groups on the course, so stay with us as we wait for the end of the second round.
The second round has ended with Jason Dufner and Fred Couples in the lead.Check out the final scores from today here.
News 12's Jake Young interviewed amateur Kelly Kraft, who was excited to have made the cut to play on Saturday. Kraft shot a 75 today.
After Tiger Woods finished 3-over par, the media swarmed him for interviews.
See you tomorrow for the third round!
Pairings have been released for the third round of the tournament. You can read them here.
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