News 12 First at 5 / Friday, April 8, 2011
AUGUSTA---What a day it's been at Augusta National. A little more wind, some tougher pin placements, and scores higher across the board. We saw lots of low scores yesterday, but today, anyone at -2 or under had a good day.
Overcast skies greeted the golfers this morning, and the wind has kicked up some more. The object for many today was to make the cut. Low 44 scores and being within ten shots of the lead will get a player to the weekend.
Phil Mickelson went right to the range late yesterday after his round and was among those out early today. Lefty shot a 72 and stayed at -2 for the tournament.
One of the big stories of the day is 51-year-old Fred Couples. Couples has been battling back issues, but somehow today he fired a -4 68 and is now -5 and near the top of the leaderboard. If somehow Couples was to win, he'd become the oldest to do so. Right now that honor is held by Jack Nicklaus.