After the first two days of the Masters tournament, there are some big underdogs atop the leaderboard along with some big storylines. A kid who is 14 years old made the cut, and a few familiar faces are eyeing a green jacket.
With tee times released for tomorrow, there are quite a few interesting matchups to look at.
Note: All tee times are courtesy of CBSSports.com
Tiger Woods and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (1:45 p.m. ET)
If it weren't for two bogeys on the 15th and 18th holes for Tiger, he would be one stroke back from the leader going into the weekend. Surprisingly enough, the same thing could be said for Fernandez-Castano, who bogeyed the 17th and 18th back-to-back.
All of the attention will clearly be on Woods, who is searching for his 15th major championship and his first since 2008. It’s been a tough few years for him, but a hot start to 2013 has him back as the No. 1 overall player in the world once again.
Both of these golfers are right in it for the final two rounds. If either one has a good day on Saturday, they will likely in one of the final two pairings on Sunday.
Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker (2:25 p.m.)
Two of the bigger names in golf will be paired together in one of the more exciting pairings to watch. Snedeker is the No. 2-ranked player in the world, while Furyk is trying to forget a brutal 2012 campaign.
If it weren’t for a double bogey on the 15th, Furyk would be tied for the lead right now. At four under, he’s still very close to the leader. A win would be his second major championship and end the drought that’s lasted since 2003.
Snedeker is searching for his first-ever major win, so it’s quite obvious that he really wants this win. With no one pulling away through the first days, Snedeker is doing whatever it takes to stay in contention.
Both players want this one badly. If either got it, it would be one of the bigger stories in golf all year.
Jason Day and Fred Couples (2:45 p.m. ET)
Even with Day's lead, he isn’t the biggest story after the second round at Augusta. The biggest story is Couples, the 53-year-old whose winnings in 2013 add up to just a little bit over $18,000.
Keeping the lead in a major championship is hard, so the pressure is on both of these guys to hold their ground and keep playing well. Day has never won a major, but finished tied for second in the Masters (and the U.S. Open) back in 2011. A win for Couples would be his second green jacket; the first one was back in 1992.
With 28 years in age between Couples and Day, it will certainly be interesting to see them play side-by-side. In golf, it doesn’t really matter how old you are; all that matters is if you can get the ball in the hole.
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