The first round of the 2014 Masters is officially in the books, and Bill Haas, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen are setting the pace.
Round 2 is a critical day at any tournament, as golfers vie for positioning atop the leaderboard heading into the weekend. What’s more, there will be plenty of other golfers who try to avoid the looming cut line.
The setting at Augusta only serves to exacerbate that pressure.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at every Day 2 tee time, as well as television and live stream coverage information.
|Masters Day 2 Tee Times|
|7:45 a.m.||Kevin Streelman||D.A. Points|
|7:56 a.m.||Larry Mize||Branden Grace||Michael McCoy|
|8:07 a.m.||Sandy Lyle||Matt Jones||Ken Duke|
|8:18 a.m.||Jose Marie Olazabal||Lucas Glover||Garrick Porteous|
|8:29 a.m.||Nick Watney||Stephen Gallacher||Darren Clarke|
|8:40 a.m.||Vijay Singh||Thomas Bjorn||Ryan Moore|
|8:51 a.m.||Matt Kuchar||Louis Oosthuizen||Thongchai Jaidee|
|9:02 a.m.||Trevor Immelman||Graham DeLaet||Oliver Goss|
|9:13 a.m.||Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano||Derek Ernst||Sang-Moon Bae|
|9:24 a.m.||Bernhard Langer||Francisco Molinari||Chris Kirk|
|9:35 a.m||Jason Day||Dustin Johnson||Henrik Stenson|
|9:57 a.m.||Bubba Watson||Luke Donald||Sergio Garcia|
|10:08 a.m.||Joost Luiten||Marc Leishman||Hunter Mahan|
|10:19 a.m.||Keegan Bradley||Victor Dubuisson||Peter Hanson|
|10:30 a.m.||Phil Mickelson||Ernie Els||Justin Rose|
|10:41 a.m||Harris English||Lee Westwood||Russell Henley|
|10:52 a.m.||Stewart Cink||Tim Clark|
|11:03 a.m.||Ian Woosnam||John Huh||Kevin Stadler|
|11:14 a.m.||Ben Crenshaw||Y.E. Yang||Jonas Blixt|
|11:25 a.m.||Mark O'Meara||Steven Bowditch||Jordan Niebrugge|
|11:36 a.m.||John Senden||Boo Weekley||David Lynn|
|11:47 a.m.||Craig Stadler||Scott Stallings||Martin Kaymer|
|12:09 p.m.||Tom Watson||Billy Horschel||Brandon DeJonge|
|12:20 p.m.||Mike Weir||Matt Every||Roberto Castro|
|12:31 p.m.||Angel Cabrera||Gary Woodland||Ian Poulter|
|12:41 p.m.||Fred Couples||Webb Simpson||Chang-Woo Lee|
|12:53 p.m.||Graeme McDowell||Rickie Fowler||Jimmy Walker|
|1:04 p.m.||Zach Johnson||K.J. Choi||Steve Stricker|
|1:15 p.m.||Miguel Angel Jimenez||Bill Haas||Matteo Manassero|
|1:26 p.m.||Hideki Matsuyama||Brandt Snedeker||Jamie Donaldson|
|1:37 p.m.||Charl Schwartzel||Jim Furyk||Thorbjorn Olesen|
|1:48 p.m.||Adam Scott||Jason Dufner||Mark Fitzpatrick|
|1:59 p.m.||Jordan Spieth||Patrick Reed||Rory McIlroy|
Masters Day 2 Coverage
Date: Friday, April 11
Television: ESPN from 3 p.m. ET – 7:30 p.m. ET
Now that we know the tee times and what the schedule looks like, let’s dig into some Round 2 predictions.
Phil Mickelson Makes the Cut
Phil Mickelson knows he has some work to do on Friday if he wants to make the cut, as he told reporters, via Kelly Tilghman of the Golf Channel:
Mickelson finished with a four-over 76, largely because of the two sevens he registered on holes No. 7 and 15. It almost looked as if he was trying to hole out on a number of approach shots instead of simply getting the ball close, which ultimately cost him some strokes. If Mickelson had managed to par those two holes, he would have finished one-under par and found himself near the top of the leaderboard.
Instead, the lefty will have to scramble just to see the weekend.
Fortunately for Mickelson, the three-time Masters champion has proven on a number of occasions that he can perform under pressure in Augusta. He has an understanding of the golf course and will put that to good use on Friday and make the cut.
Adam Scott Continues His Augusta Mastery
If there were any early nerves for the defending Masters champion, they didn’t really show.
Scott turned in a brilliant round Thursday with a three-under 69. He did happen to hit the ball in the water on hole No. 12 after he got a standing ovation that is typically reserved for former green jacket winners, so he may have gotten his one slip-up out of his system early.
If recent history is any indication, Scott is in perfect position for another title, via Ryan Lavner of the Golf Channel:
Scott plays his best golf at major tournaments, as evidenced by his seven finishes of eighth or better in his past 12 majors, and will flash that brilliance once again Friday.
Rory McIlroy Stays in Contention
Rory McIlroy, who has never won a green jacket, had an up-and-down day Thursday.
On the one hand, he registered four birdies, but he also had three bogeys. In total, McIlroy finished with a one-under 71 and is tied for 12th place.
Looking forward, he is more than capable of turning the bogey that he received on the par five at No. 8 into a birdie, or at least a par Friday.
If he can manage to do that and still score the occasional birdie as he did in Round 1, McIlroy will be among the leaders after two days of play. If McIlroy, who has some momentum on his side after a seventh-place finish at the Shell Houston Open and a second-place finish at the Honda Classic, is just a bit more consistent on the holes he doesn’t birdie, fans will be treated to a star-studded race for the green jacket over the weekend.
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