Two days of the 2013 Masters are in the books at Augusta National, and the leaderboard is looking somewhat surprising. This weekend’s TV coverage will shift back to CBS, but Masters.com will continue to stream all of the action straight to you—wherever you plan on watching it.
Defending champion Bubba Watson imploded on Thursday, but his slight recovery on Friday kept him from a disappointing early exit. He survived, barely, joining six others at four over par to narrowly avoid being cut.
Tiger Woods is currently three strokes behind surprise leader Jason Day. Woods was masterful at times. However, two bogeys on Firethorn (15) and Holly (18) led to a late drop on the leaderboard for the world’s No. 1 golfer.
Perhaps the biggest story of the first two rounds, though, was neither Woods, Watson nor Day. Young sensation Tianlang Guan, a 14-year-old from China, ran into some controversy when he received a one-stroke penalty for slow play. He still stayed afloat to survive Friday’s cut and make it to the weekend, though.
Can Guan make a run and get back into contention? The odds aren’t good for anyone in his position, let alone a youngster with a lack of experience. Just getting this far has been a tremendous achievement for the young man.
We’ll take a look at the TV and streaming schedules below for this weekend's final two rounds. We’ll also provide some golfers you should keep your eye on as the chase for the green jacket continues.
Viewing Information (All times in ET)
TV Schedule (via Masters.com)
|11 a.m. to 1 p.m.||On the Range||CBS|
|3 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Live Coverage||CBS|
|4 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Live Coverage||ESPN 3D|
Streaming Schedule on Masters.com (via Masters.com)
|11 a.m. to 1 p.m.||On the Range|
|11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.||Amen Corner Live|
|12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Featured Group 1 and 2 Live|
|12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Hole Nos. 15 and 16 Live|
For more information, head to Masters.com.
Golfers to Watch
As if you wouldn’t watch Tiger Woods at Augusta this weekend. We don’t have to tell you, but Woods is playing great golf right now and is poised to make a weekend run.
He has four green jackets and appears to be on the scent of capturing his fifth. A win this weekend would put him just one behind legend Jack Nicklaus, who holds the record with six.
Rory McIlroy shot a 70 on Friday to put himself back into contention. He finished strong, hitting four birdies on the final 11 holes. The challenging wind of the back nine was no match for McIlroy, who is attempting to make another big step in his young PGA career.
Jason Day leads all challengers with a six-under-par mark following an exciting six-birdie performance on Friday. The Australian has no major championships on his resume but could add one if he continues to play solid golf over the weekend.