Masters Leaderboard 2013: Day 2 Updates for Previous Champions
Most golfers would give almost anything to win just one green jacket. But what about the guys who've already reached the mountaintop in Augusta?
Sixteen golfers have won multiple Masters leaders. Jack Nicklaus—six—has the all-time lead in championships, with Tiger Woods—four—as the active leader.
While all eyes are on Woods, most will also be watching Bubba Watson as he looks to repeat as champion. It took a playoff for the then-33-year-old American to win his first green jacket.
Woods and Watson, though, are far from the only golfers looking to win the Masters again. Here's how the last five champions are faring into the second round.
Tiger Woods was the last man to repeat as Masters champion, winning in 2001 and 2002. If Bubba Watson is to duplicate his success of last year, he'll need to start performing a little better.
Watson has turned himself around after shooting a three-over 75 in the first round. He started the second round with birdies on his second and third holes. But he then turned around and bogeyed the fourth hole. The 2012 champion was tied for 48th at the end of day 2.
Charl Schwartzel had a great start to Friday's action, but he's since tailed off a bit. He came into the round after a respectable one-over 71 on Thursday.
Unlike yesterday, Schwartzel got to work early. He got an eagle on the second hole and a birdie after that. Two bogeys have returned him to Earth a little bit. Sitting at two under, Schwartzel is maintaining a share of 14th place going into the third round.
With a win this year, Phil Mickelson would match Woods' tally of four Masters titles. It's not looking good so far.
Mickelson did manage a one-under 71 in the first round, but he's fallen off in the second. The three-time champion has five bogeys and a double-bogey on the day en route to shooting four over for the round. Mickelson will need some major help to stem the tide, as he's fallen over 20 spots on the leaderboard.
Angel Cabrera had himself a fantastic second day. He shot one under in the first round, which was solid but nothing to write home about. Then Cabrera turned around and finished with a three-under 69 in the second round. He sat in a tie for fourth.
Of all the recent champions, it's the 43-year-old Argentinian who's positioned himself best at this point to make a run at the title.
As is the case with so many golfers, the second round has been unkind to Trevor Immelman.
He was only two shots off the leaders after Round 1, shooting a four-under 68. Then, on Friday, Immelman struggled, going three over. He failed to record a birdie over the back nine, and a double-bogey on 11 was the nadir of the round.
With his strong first day, there's no reason to count Immelman out completely. Although he took a tumble in the second round, he's still in a tie for 21st.
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