The 2014 Masters is off to a wild start, as unheralded Bill Haas took the lead with a pedestrian score of four-under after the opening round of play.
Unless Haas is able to significantly improve his game Friday, it is doubtful the 31-year-old will be able to remain in the catbird seat for long. There are a number of prolific golfers breathing down his neck with their sights set on the green jacket.
Keep reading for a peek at the updated scoreboard from Augusta National, plus a look at all of Friday’s pairings and tee times, viewing information and more for Day 2 of the 2014 Masters.
|2014 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 Maria 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||Francesco 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||Brendon de Jonge|
|12:20 p.m.||Mike Weir||Matt Every||Roberto Castro|
|12:31 p.m.||Angel Cabrera||Gary Woodland||Ian Poulter|
|12:42 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||Matthew Fitzpatrick|
|1:59 p.m.||Jordan Spieth||Patrick Reed||Rory McIlroy|
|2014 Masters TV and Live Stream Information|
|Time (ET)||TV Coverage||TV Info|
|11 a.m.||On the Range||CBSSN|
|3 p.m.||Live Round 2 Coverage||ESPN|
|8 p.m.||Round 2 Replay||ESPN|
|11:30 p.m.||Round 2 Highlights||CBS|
|Time (ET)||Live Stream Coverage||Website|
|10:45 a.m.||Amen Corner Live||Masters.com|
|11 a.m.||On the Range||Masters.com|
|11:45 a.m.||Holes No. 15 and No. 16 Live||Masters.com|
|12 p.m.||Groups 1 and 2 Live||Masters.com|
|3 p.m.||TV Broadcast||Masters.com|
*All live streams are available at Masters.com.
Day 2 Golfer to Watch: Adam Scott
Friday is going to be a make-or-break day for Adam Scott, the defending champion, who is currently lurking just one shot off the lead. With no truly great scores recorded Thursday, Scott is in position to garner a commanding lead ahead of the cut.
However, the 33-year-old could also significantly hinder his chances at a green jacket if he underperforms during the round. It is almost certain scores will improve across the board and a handful of golfers will start pulling away from the rest of the pack. Scott has to make sure he is a part of that group, not the one being left in the dust.
It would be foolish to bet against Scott, one of just four participants to shoot in the 60s in the opening round, having a tremendous showing at Augusta on Day 2 of the Masters. His confidence is clearly still sky-high after winning this tournament just a year ago, and it will help him maintain his composure thorough the weekend in Georgia.
After his strong opening round, the Australian spoke about the advantages of having a green jacket in the closet, per Ian O’Connor of ESPN.com:
There is a certain sense of freedom in the way you play. And no doubt you can see that in the way Phil [Mickelson]'s played around here since breaking through [in 2004] and hitting some incredible shots that maybe if he had not had the success or the wins, he might not have hit, being a little tighter.
Scott also doesn’t have the pressure of being a side attraction to Tiger Woods, the polarizing favorite who elected to skip out on the chance to win his 15th major to concentrate on recovering from back surgery.
Woods’ absence has allowed the spotlight to shine down on Scott. The Aussie was greeted like a king at the 12th hole, an experience he was clearly moved by, per O’Connor: "The memory that will stick with me forever today was walking up to the 12th tee and everyone getting out of their seats as I approached there. It was great."
With the fans behind him and the momentum from last year’s championship on his side, Scott looks to be a surefire lock to walk away with the green jacket in 2014.