For all of you golf junkies out there, can I make a recommendation?
Take Friday off. There is a ton of Masters coverage available to you, and with my handy guide to the second-round action below, you'll be able to watch just about every putt, chip and drive.
You could file your TPS reports, sure, or you could see if Tiger Woods can maintain his strong early play after notching a two-under 70 on Thursday.
You could desperately search the office for your stapler, or you could make jokes about whatever bright outfit Rickie Fowler is wearing. Don't make jokes about his game, though—after shooting a four-under 68 on Thursday, he's put himself in contention early.
Skip all those flow charts and instead tune in to see if some of Thursday's upstarts can keep up their strong early play, like Aussie Marc Leishman. Or you could keep tabs on Tianlang Guan, who at just 14 years of age is playing at Augusta and has way more game than you and your buddies.
Remember Sergio Garcia? He had himself a day on Thursday. And how about Fred Couples, still going strong.
Sure, you could deal with the maddening call center that has a thousand touchpad options except the one you actually need, or you could see if last year's winner, Bubba Watson, can recover from a three-over 75.
And if, you know, he'll cry at some point. If you don't sort of love Bubba, your heart is made of stone.
Don't gossip by the water cooler, folks (do people still do that?)—tune in to see if stars like Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson can storm up the leaderboard. And what about Lee Westwood and Luke Donald—is this the major where they break the schneid?
Work is overrated. The Masters is a tradition unlike any other. The decision is easy. Without further ado, here's your full hooky—er, Masters—guide for Friday's action.
Tee Times (All Times Eastern)
8 a.m. John Merrick, Thorbjorn Olesen, D.A. Points
8:11 a.m. Craig Stadler, Ben Curtis, Michael Weaver
8:22 a.m. Mark O'Meara, Martin Laird, Jamie Donaldson
8:33 a.m. Paul Lawrie, Thomas Bjorn, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.
88:44 a.m. Trevor Immelman, George Coetzee, Alan Dunbar
8:55 a.m. Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney
9:06 a.m. Ben Crenshaw, Matteo Manassero, Tianlang Guan
9:17 a.m. Bernhard Langer, Lucas Glover, Henrik Stenson
9:28 a.m. Vijay Singh, Bo Van Pelt, Y.E. Yang
9:39 a.m. Angel Cabrera, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott
9:50 a.m. Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson, Branden Grace
10:12 a.m. Hunter Mahan, Hiroyuki Fujita, Francesco Molinari
10:23 a.m. Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer
10:34 a.m. Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Fredrik Jacobson
10:45 a.m. Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas
10:56 a.m. Sandy Lyle, John Peterson, Nathan Smith
11:07 a.m. Larry Mize, Brian Gay, Russell Henley
11:18 a.m. Ian Woosnam, David Lynn, Kevin Na
11:29 a.m. David Toms, Richard Sterne, Ted Potter Jr.
11:40 a.m. Tom Watson, Ryan Moore, Kevin Streelman
11:51 a.m. Robert Garrigus, Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark
12:13 a.m. Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk
12:24 a.m. Brandt Snedeker, Ryo Ishikawa, Justin Rose
12:35 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal, Marc Leishman, T.J. Vogel
12:46 a.m. Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, Peter Hanson
12:57 a.m. Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, Graeme McDowell
1:08 p.m. Michael Thompson, John Huh, John Senden
1:19 p.m. Stewart Cink, Nicolas Colsaerts, Thaworn Wiratchant
1:30 p.m. Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Steven Fox
1:41 p.m. Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy
1:52 p.m. Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington
TV Schedule (via Masters.com)
Live Coverage on ESPN: 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Streaming Schedule (via Masters.com)
Live Coverage on ESPN3: 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Masters.com Amen Corner live video coverage: 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Masters.com Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage: 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Masters.com Featured Group 1 and Featured Group 2 live video coverage: 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Masters Radio starting at 2 p.m.
SiriusXM 93 starting at 2 p.m.
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