Masters 2013: Updates on Top Pre-Tournament Sleepers

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Masters 2013: Updates on Top Pre-Tournament Sleepers
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After the second round of the Masters Tournament, some sleepers have crept up the leaderboards, while others have fallen hard. 

In a tournament that is focusing heavily on Tiger Woods and Tianlang Guan, the guys that were going underneath the radar are now being noticed, either in a good way or a bad way.

Note: All odds are courtesy of Betvega.com

Jim Furyk (30-1 odds)

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Even at 42, Jim Furyk has continued to be a consistently solid golfer over his career.  He’s currently four under after the second round of play and tied for fourth in the tournament. 

Furyk would be in much better shape if it weren’t for a double bogey on the 15th hole on Friday.  Other than that hole, he’s done a great job, birdying on eight holes in his first 36.  Not only that, he’s averaging two putts per GIR

Whenever you’re playing better than Tiger Woods, it’s always an accomplishment.  Furyk can’t sleep, however, and he must continue to do well in order to bring home only his second major win.

 

Rickie Fowler (20-1 odds)

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Even after some shaky holes in the first round, Rickie Fowler was able to shoot a 68 and was in good position on the leaderboard.  However, after a 76 in the second round of 18 holes, he’s in a much worse situation at even par through 36 holes.

In his first round, Fowler had two double bogeys on the first and 10th holes.  On Friday, he had a triple bogey on the 16th, quickly taking him out of the top groups of golfers. 

Hitting only 47.2 percent of greens in regulation certainly isn’t a good number, and it’s clearly showing.  He may have one eagle and eight birdies, but the three bogeys along with the double and triple bogeys is really hurting his cause.

 

Jason Day (40-1 odds)

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet the current leader at the Masters, Jason Day.

The Australian native leads by a single stroke at six under after two good rounds.  Even with a double bogey in the first round, he has hit birdie after birdie to make up for it.

With 12 birdies through two rounds, it’s safe to say that Day is feeling it.  He’s never won in a major, but has gotten as close as second back in 2011 at the U.S. Open. 

It’s an intimidating task to hold the lead at the Masters, so Day has a very tough road ahead of him.  As long as he keeps birdying as many holes as he has been, he will be in very good shape come the end of Sunday.

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