2011 Masters Leaderboard: Previewing Rory McIlroy and Saturdays Final Group
Rory McIlroy and Jason Day Lead Masters' Youth Movement
Rory McIlRoy (-10) is dominating Augusta National. Through 36 holes the 21-year-old phenon from Northern Ireland sits two shots clear of his closest competitor, Australia's Jason Day, atop the leaderboard of the season's first major.
The 23-year-old Day, playing in his first Masters, catapulted himself up the Masters leaderboard Friday afternoon. The Aussie's flawless, bogey-free 8-under 64 was one off the Masters tournament record and offset his pedestrian even par opening round.
Look for more fireworks from the final group on Saturday. McIlroy and Day have combined to make 24 birdies thus far, and if Day's 64 is any indication they won't be slowing down anytime soon. Through two rounds McIlroy has only recored one bogey to go along with his 11 birdies while Day leads the field in tweeters with 13. Thats more than one every three holes for those of you keeping score at home.
McIlroy and Day will have to keep up their blazing birdie pace if they hope to stay atop the leaderboard for long. A host of major champions, led by El Tigre himself, lay in wait should they slip up.
Can golf's youth movement finally nail down a major victory? Or will one of the old guard prove that experience is king in Eastern Georgia? Stay tuned to Bleacher Report's Masters coverage to find out.
For more Masters news, check out Bleacher Report's Masters Homepage, your source for fun and informative Masters news, updates and analysis.
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?