Masters Leaderboard 2019: Updates on Golf's Top Scorers on Friday

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIApril 12, 2019

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Bryson DeChambeau kept his place at the top of the 2019 Masters leaderboard in the early action on Friday at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

The day got off to a wet start with rain affecting the early starters, including DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson.

The weather is likely to be a factor over the coming days, as more rain and storms are forecast for Sunday, according to meteorologist Jamie Arnold:

Here's a look at the latest scores from Friday's play. The full leaderboard can be found at the official Masters website.

         

Latest Scores From Friday's Second Round

Bryson DeChambeau (-6)

Phil Mickelson (-5)

Ian Poulter (-4)

Francesco Molinari (-4)

Jason Day (-4)

Brooks Koepka (-4)

     

Friday Recap

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Brooks Koepka of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Koepka endured an eventful start to his second round. The joint overnight-leader got off to the perfect start with a birdie at the first, but he hit trouble at the second with a hooked tee shot into the trees.

He was forced to take the drop and ended up with a double bogey after missing a tough putt, but he responded well with a birdie at the third that drew praise:

The 28-year-old did not drop a single shot in his opening round, but a missed putt at the fourth handed him another bogey to drop him back to five-under.

Meanwhile, DeChambeau was enjoying a far more straightforward start. Two careful putts at the second gave him his first birdie of the day and put him out on his own at the top of the standings.

Mickelson was also on the move in a landmark round for the 48-year-old at Augusta:

The three-time champion picked up an early birdie at the second to rise up the leaderboard as he continues his bid to become the oldest winner of a major.

Elsewhere, Jason Day looked good early on Friday and appeared to show no ill-effects from a back injury that troubled him during his opening round.

The Australian started strongly with birdies at the second and the fifth and drew praise for his performance:

Poulter remains in contention just behind the leading pack despite dropping a shot at the first, while Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm all tee off later in the day as the action starts to hot up at Augusta.

Download the app for commentsGet the B/R app to join the conversation

Related

    New Callaway Epic Flash Star Woods 🔥

    Golf logo
    Golf

    New Callaway Epic Flash Star Woods 🔥

    Golf
    via Golf

    17-Year-Old Making Pro Debut This Week

    Golf logo
    Golf

    17-Year-Old Making Pro Debut This Week

    Joel Beall
    via Golf Digest

    Niemann, 20, Claims 1st Career Win at the Greenbrier 🏆

    Golf logo
    Golf

    Niemann, 20, Claims 1st Career Win at the Greenbrier 🏆

    Christopher Powers
    via Golf Digest

    Chappell Shoots Historic 59 in Return to PGA Tour

    Golf logo
    Golf

    Chappell Shoots Historic 59 in Return to PGA Tour

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report