The second round of the Masters is about to start, and you can’t miss the chance to see if Lee Westwood will continue atop the leader board:
When: Friday, April 6 (catch Saturday's action here)
Where: You can go with either of the following choices.
1. Masters.com, the official website, offers very complete coverage.
|10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Amen Corner (from the second shot of Hole 11 to the green of Hole 13)|
|11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Holes 15 and 16|
|12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.||Groups 1 and 2|
|3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.||Masters In-Depth (highlights)|
2. ESPN3 is another option.
|3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.||Second round|
|8:00 p.m.||Second round encore presentation|
Players to follow:
Lee Westwood shot a five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke advantage. The 38-year-old Englishman tied his lowest round at the Masters; in 2010, he also shot 67 in the opening round.
“I just wanted to come out and start steady and strong and play my way into the tournament, which I've done," Westwood said to the media gathered at Augusta National, according to BBC Sport.
Louis Oosthuizen is currently tied for second, just one shot from Westwood. The South African is no stranger to the Masters. In 2010, he claimed the Par 3 Contest with six under par, but he's never made the cut in the tournament.
Oosthuizen acknowledged, “It's always nice seeing your name on any leaderboard, but it makes it a little bit sweeter over here, according to ASAPSports.com.
Peter Hanson turned professional in 1998 but is playing his second Masters; last year, he missed the cut. Yesterday, he posted his lowest round at Augusta National and hopes to keep up the good work.
“It's kind of a scary golf course in a way because if you're not playing well you're going to end up in a lot of difficult places and end up making bogeys,” he said, according to ASAPSports.com.
Bubba Watson opened with a three-under-par 69 and tied for fourth, along with Ben Crane, Jason Dufner, Paul Lawrie, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Francesco Molinari. Watson had birdies on Holes 3, 6 8, 12 and 17 and bogeys on 10 and 13.
About his round, Bubba said, "Anything under par would have been a great score. So three‑under is just that much better," according to ASAPSports.com.
Woods had a steady round and finished even after bogeying 17 and 18, tied for 29th. Woods' worst mistakes came off the tee, which put him in tough spots for a second shot.
According to ASAPSports.com, Woods said, “I could have probably maybe got one, maybe two more out of that but that was about it. Today I squeezed a lot out of that round."
McIlroy opened with a double bogey but managed to make the turn one-under, after birdies on Holes 2, 8 and 9. However, Rors bogeyed 11 and 13 to fall to one-over. At the end of the round, he mended with birdies on Holes 17 and 18.
"I feel like every time I come and play in the States I get a warm reception, and it's really nice to have," he said, via ASAPSports.com.
|L. Oosthuizen / M. Wilson / G. McDowell || 8:34 a.m.|
|V. Singh / L. Westwood / J.Furyk ||9:40 a.m.|
|A. Cabrera / R. McIlroy / B. Watson||10:46 a.m.|
|P. Mickelson / H. Mahan / P. Hanson||10:46 a.m.|
|T. Woods / M. Jiménez / S. Bae||1:42 p.m.|
First Round Leaderboard:
|T2||Louis Oosthuizen ||68||-4|
|Miguel Ángel Jiménez|