April 6, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga.---Round Two saw the highest score ever for making the cut at the Masters, and Augusta's own Vaughn Taylor was one of only three players under par.
Today's cool, dry weather meant high scores. News 12's Charles Moody has been with us for 49 Masters, and he says he can't remember a colder April in Augusta.
It was all about scoring. A lot of guys didn't do it, but a few did. The best score was 55...ridiculous.
Great Britain's Bradley Dredge had an amazing Round Two. +1 and 70.
Tiger Woods, on the other hand, was in and out of bad places all day. Rae's Creek sits in front of the green on number 13...and Tiger found it. A +3 74 for Tiger Woods.
On 16, Vaughn Taylor was visibly bewildered as what looked like a perfect putt lipped out, costing him the birdie.
16 is the hole where you typically see a lot of aces. Vaughn's good friend Zack Johnson almost did it. Johnson ended up even with 73 for Round Two.
Defending champion Phil Mickelson ended the day with +5 73. His first shot on 16 was agonizing as it landed very close to the flag and then just rolled...and rolled...and rolled. The greens were hard and fast, and this shot proved it.
Charles Howell III understands too, as he missed the putt on 18...but that's okay, he made the cut on the number, 8 over par.
Many people thought Ernie Els could contend. So far, not yet. He missed the long putt and will have to wait till next year to see the Big Easy in Augusta...failing to make the cut for the first time in a long time.
Adam Scott hit the flag on 15...so why didn't the ball go into the hole? It was just stuck there. Simply unbelievable.
Brett Wetterich ended the day on top of the leaderboard. A Masters rookie who'd never seen the course before this week.
South Africa's Tim Clark was next, and then Augusta's Vaughn Taylor.