The Masters 2013 Leaderboard: Updates on Golf's Top Stars on Day 2
With wind and rain buffeting the players and Augusta National, low scores aren't popular thus far on Day 2's leaderboard at the 2013 Masters.
A few of golf's top players have yet to tee off at this time, but most of the men out on the course in the early goings have struggled to maintain par.
Sergio Garcia (-6 in Round 1) and Dustin Johnson (-5 in Round 1) finished in first and second place on Thursday, but one of them is losing momentum in the early goings on Friday.
Here's a look at how golf's top stars have fared thus far on Friday, as of 1:00 p.m. ET.
Sergio Garcia: -4
Garcia could do no wrong on Thursday, posting a bogey-free first round.
He's having trouble finding his groove on Friday, though, shooting two-over par through nine holes. He bogeyed No. 3 and No. 4 and scored pars the rest of the way.
Garcia will need to turn his game up a notch to avoid falling further down the leaderboard with Amen Corner and the back nine lurking.
Dustin Johnson: -5
After blazing through the first round with a phenomenal round of five-under par, Johnson's second round got off to a horrible start.
He bogeyed No. 1 and No. 3, and if not for a nice recovery with a birdie on the par-three fourth hole, Johnson's second round could have spiralled downwards in a hurry.
Thankfully, for his sake, Johnson has done a phenomenal job of regrouping since his abysmal start, and he posted another birdie on No. 9 to move back to even par for the day.
Fred Couples: -3
"Boom Boom" Couples wowed the crowd at Augusta National on Thursday, turning back the clock and posting a phenomenal round of four-under par. He did so by posting six birdies and just two bogeys, but his game has been more up and down on Friday.
Through seven holes, Couples has already posted two bogeys and one double bogey.
The former Masters champ has managed to squeeze in a trio of birdies to minimize the sting, but he can't continue shooting himself in the foot going forward if he wants to stay in the hunt.
Phil Mickelson: -2
After a wild and crazy first round that saw Mickelson log four bogeys and five birdies, his second round has been mild by comparison so far.
Through eight holes, Mickelson has managed to stay at one-under par for the day, with one bogey and two birdies.
At two-under par, Lefty is four shots off the lead and clearly still in contention. Given his experience at Augusta and his three green jackets, he'll likely be one of the men vying for the title on Sunday.
Rory McIlroy: +2
Augusta National continues to own McIlroy.
The Northern Irishman has never cracked the top 10 at the Masters, and if he's not careful this year, he could miss the cut, which is currently and tentatively set at four-over par.
After finishing his first round at even par, McIlroy has bogeyed two early holes to move to two-over par. He needs to make a move soon or suffer another Masters disappointment.
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